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For Insomniacs, Behavioral Therapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills

The American College of Physicians this week said that insomnia is better treated with therapy than sleeping pills. (Lindsayy/Flickr)
The American College of Physicians this week said that insomnia is better treated with therapy than sleeping pills. (Lindsayy/Flickr)

If you have chronic insomnia, the American College of Physicians this week said that it’s better treated with therapy than sleeping pills. Specifically with CBT-I, or cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, which combines therapy with sleep tutorials. Here & Now’s Robin Young talks to Andrew Joseph, a reporter with STAT, the national health and medicine publication, about the new guidelines and CBT-I.

Read a previous discussion we aired on sleeplessness in America.

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