Patients are more easily able to quit hypnotics with strict supervision under an inpatient CBT-I program, reports News Medical.
162 insomnia patients participated in this program between 2009 and 2012 in groups of 7-8 persons. Of these, only 4 persons quit the therapy prematurely. After treatment, time in bed, sleep latency and wake time after sleep onset significantly decreased whereas sleep efficiency increased. However, in spite of the significant improvements, the mean level of insomnia was still moderate to severe.