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Better sleep may reduce mental illness symptoms, study finds

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4163 (Published 07 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4163
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Improving sleep with online digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is associated with significant reductions in paranoia and hallucinations, a randomised trial in UK university students with insomnia has found.1

The researchers, led by Daniel Freeman, from the University of Oxford’s Warneford Hospital, said, “This trial indicates the importance of sleep difficulties for mental health in the general population and the need for a reconsideration in clinical services of the priority given to improving sleep.

“It …

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