CBT Can Ease Insomnia for Those with Chronic Pain

People suffering from chronic pain could possibly benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help their insomnia, as indicated by a study at the University of Warwick, U.K. These findings are especially encouraging because long-term treatment of insomnia with drugs is not recommended, and CBT offers a non-pharmacological option.

The study also found that sufferers experienced other improvements – aside from sleeping better – because insomnia can lead to other health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, stroke, depression, and anxiety. However, to benefit fully from CBT, the therapy has to be done in person, not over the internet or on the phone.

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