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CBT Helps Sleep


The journal Practical Pain Management identified CBT as an effective aid in sleep management, often giving people more restful hours.

In the article, authors quoted a study comparing CBT to drugs, stating “CBT raised the patients’ average slow-wave sleep 27 percent by the end of treatment, and had increased it 34 percent six months later. Patients who took the sleeping pill had a big drop in the amount of slow-wave sleep. They had 20 percent less slow-wave sleep at the end of treatment, and six months later, they had 23 percent less slow-wave sleep.”

In effect, their study showed that CBT added sleep and sleeping pills actually reduced sleep.

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