Improving the quality of sleep among older people
2 November 2012
Researchers at Loughborough University have shown that self-help sleep management, based on the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), can improve sleep quality and duration. Their trials involved people over the age of 55 with insomnia symptoms related to a chronic disease. The research team are now delivering CBT training for insomnia (CBT-I) to NHS therapists throughout the UK. The self-help approach that they have developed promises to offer an accessible and convenient treatment that can be delivered in doctors’ surgeries.