The University of Tulsa uses cognitive behavioral therapy to alleviate children’s nightmares, reports Tulsa World.

TU’s study is in its third year, but it did not add children as clients until later. The effort started as a trauma-related nightmare study for adults with funding from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

As the study progressed, researchers found a need to include children and teenagers.

However, the therapy is not trauma treatment. Instead, it provides ways to deal with the sleep interruption.