Sleeping problems are common, with one in three adults experiencing difficulties falling or staying asleep.
Insomnia affects the mental and physical health of sufferers, causing distress, difficulties doing daily activities and an increased risk of accidents
Researchers in Australia have developed new online treatment for insomnia.
The program, Sleep-e, is a collaborative project involving Swinburne University of Technology, Federation University Australia, Cairnmiller Institute and Austin Health and aims to make sleep treatment more accessible, low-cost and engaging.
Sleep-e is a seven week program that provides cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for insomnia via the internet. The program helps people to practise good sleep hygiene habits, change unhelpful sleeping patterns and reduce the worry that can contribute to insomnia, helping them to get a better night’s sleep.