A 9News.com.au news report details a new New Zealand-based sleep program that aims to treat patients with insomnia.

The sleep program, currently being trialled in New Zealand, is based on cognitive behavioural therapy.

They revealed people suffering from insomnia should be spending far less time in their beds.

“It is a very commonly used technique among sleep psychologists and sleep physicians,” Doctor Margaret Hardy, a member of the Australasian Sleep Association, said.

“The quality of sleep seems to be something that improves quite a lot with this particular technique.”

The program involves no prescription medicines and only two doctors’ visits with patients only required to fill out a two week sleep diary.

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