A simple one-hour Psychotherapy session including “Stimulus Control” techniques has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study published in the international journal SLEEP.
The study was led by Jason Ellis, a Professor of Sleep Science in Northumbria University’s Department of Psychology. Professor Ellis is also the Director of the Northumbria Centre for Sleep Research.
Professor Ellis said: “There are numerous advantages to treating insomnia during an acute phase. If successful there is potential for significant savings in terms of long-term healthcare, lost productivity and accidents. This becomes more pertinent when the costs associated with other illnesses, such as depression, for which insomnia is known to be a risk factor, are taken into account.”
Northumbria University achieved one of the largest rises in research rated as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. 73% of all Psychology-related research from the University has been rated as ‘world-leading’ in terms of impact bringing societal, cultural and economic benefit.