In a study of about 300 patients with insomnia, tailored web-based therapy helped more patients overcome sleeplessness than non-tailored online education, reports Reuters Health.

Ritterband told Reuters Health that the online intervention is not intended to replace face-to-face CBT-I, “but rather to expand the availability and access (to CBT-I) to meet the needs of the millions of people.”

“Internet interventions are not for everyone . . . Those who prefer face-to-face therapy can still have that as a possibility if available, but those who are interested in a web-based program, or who do not otherwise have access to a CBT-I specialist in their region, could now have an option,” he said by email.

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