A study finds that SHUTi, an online program that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help people with insomnia find relief, helped 70% of patients, reports UVAToday.
The randomized study is the first to look closely at the effects of the Sleep Healthy Using the Internet program on people with health conditions that could be affecting their sleep. “SHUTi,” developed at UVA, aims to help people overcome their sleep problems by retraining them in healthy sleep behaviors. It is built on cognitive behavioral therapy, a widely used treatment for insomnia. Of the 303 people enrolled in the study, about half had either a medical or psychiatric condition.