A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found cognitive behavioral therapy to be superior to sleeping pills.
For six weeks subjects either participated in 50-minute weekly counseling sessions, took a drug called xopiclone, or took a placebo.
Those who received therapy increased the time they spent in bed actually sleeping from 81.4 percent to 90.1 percent.
Those who received zopiclone had a decreasein sleep efficiency, from 82.3 percent to 81.9 percent.
Therapy participants spent more time in the deepest stages of sleep and less time awake at night than those who received zopiclone or placebo.
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