According to ABC 7 News, a new sleep study combining traditional medication and cognitive therapy is being conducted at National Jewish Health in Denver.
“If you have a severe insomnia problem it does impact your daytime functioning, your ability to perform your work in a normal way, your ability to concentrate,” said Doctor Jack Edinger with National Jewish Health.
Doctor Edinger said Jim Mockerman is not alone. In fact, nearly 15% of the population has chronic insomnia.
“If it takes you routinely more than 30 minutes to fall asleep and you’re awake more than 30 minutes during the course of the night, you would fall in the insomnia category,” he said.
Now Dr. Edinger is conducting a new sleep study, combining cognitive therapy and traditional medication.