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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in the Digital Age

  • Seung-Gul KangEmail author
  • Yong-Ku Kim
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1192)

Abstract

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is the treatment of choice for insomnia; however, it is not widely used due to a lack of experienced therapists and its relatively high clinical cost. Recently, Internet and mobile CBT-I have been developed to replace face-to-face CBT-I, and research on this topic has been increasing. In addition, attempts have been made to use wearable devices for sleep–wake estimation. Studies on digital CBT-I thus far have shown favorable treatment effects in general, but the problem of a high dropout rate has not been sufficiently improved. In addition, more sophisticated technology is needed to develop fully automated digital CBT-I. As part of efforts to maximize the treatment effectiveness of future insomnia patients, research and development of mobile and Internet CBT-I and improvement of sleep tracker accuracy and validation studies are needed.

Keywords

Sleep Insomnia Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia Internet Mobile application Wearable device 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2017R1D1A1B03032431). This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF-2013R1A1A2059105).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryGil Medical Center, College of Medicine, Gachon UniversityIncheonRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryKorea University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea

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