There’s A New Cure For Insomnia

Nope, CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the American College of Physicians in a new report says it should be your first choice to treat chronic insomnia. What CBT entails is basically working to condition your brain to want to sleep longer and more effectively.

So for instance, if you normally are managing just 6 hours sleep, then stay up late so your alarm clocks wake you up right after six hours. Then your brain will eventually want more. Also, don’t eat in bed, so your brain learns that bed is just for sleeping. Well, maybe not “just for” sleeping, but you get the idea.

ABC’s Ryan Burrow joined us from Chicago.