About this Insomnia Hub

Educators, clinicians, researchers, & students join in a Community of Practice to LEAD - to fight the hype and interprofessionally speak up for 'what's proven to work' for Insomnia.

We are an online non profit Community of Practice (oCoP), in the spirit of the Free Open Access Medical (FOAM) education movement.

  • CBT-I for Chronic Insomnia

    Ads say, “Ask your doctor” for a pill. But, is that the best way to go?

    Sleep specialists recommend the best therapies. But, their articles are buried in journals.

    Here, healthcare learners will use plain language to share what specialists say.

  • How to select a ‘CBT-I Provider’

    Many people with different specialties – even computer programs and ‘apps’ – provide Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).  Here, the Insomnia Hub curators will suggest what to look for when selecting treatment.

    … more coming soon …

  • Learn to treat insomnia

    Meg Danforth will show clinicians successful, proven techniques she has developed over the last decade on how to optimize their clients sleep – without medication!

    Discover evidence-based strategies to help clients increase energy during the day, sleep more deeply, and re-initiate sleep after hot flashes, panic attacks or nightmares. The strategies clinicians will learn can be easily integrated into existing treatment for depression, chronic pain, trauma and anxiety.

    I loved her training in Arlington, Virginia!  I strongly recommend – if you want to learn how to conduct CBT-I – join her in Maryland, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts, Georgia and even online!

  • GMU Center for Psychological Services

    The George Mason University Center for Psychological Services (GMU CPS) is a community-located and community-serving psychological services office that serves as the primary training clinic for the graduate students in Clinical and School Psychology at GMU, a field placement for graduate students in social work, and an externship training site for doctoral-level clinical psychology graduate students from other local universities.

    GMU CPS offers a range of evidence-based treatment services and has a sliding scale fee so that all people have the opportunity for assessment and treatment regardless of their income.

  • No ‘Sleepless in Baltimore’

    News from the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

    When Jill Leukhardt was an executive in a booming technology business a few years back, her bipolar II illness—which she didn’t know she had—dovetailed nicely with her job. “I was one of those determined to have it all,” she says. “I’d work until 2 or 3 a.m. because we needed the output. I loved it. And I’d routinely take the red-eye home from the West Coast to catch my daughter before she went to preschool.”

  • Dominik Beats Insomnia in 4 Weeks

    Watch Dominik kick the insomnia habit using “sleep consolidation”

    “Insomnia plagues people in huge numbers, and once the body has asserted an erratic sleeping pattern, it can be very hard to break. Sleep restriction therapy is one potential method of breaking such patterns

  • “All you need is sleep”

    Insomnia is a serious sleep disorder which is frequently undiagnosed or untreated. Treatment options for those who seek help, however, are not clearly defined. The community of health care providers must communicate more effectively amongst each other to strike a balance between pharmacological interventions and the benefits of non-pharmacological treatments such as CBT-I.

  • Wellocracy – Evaluating trackers

    There are so many sleep trackers and apps now. How do we know if they’re really accurate and which are best?

    Founded by affiliates of Harvard University, Wellocracy is a website that answers these questions and more.

  • Sleepio App Wins Prize

    Kudos to Sleepio! It just won the Wired Health competition. Backed by solid science, this web and mobile app customizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for people with insomnia.

    Watch Dr. Hames, co-founding scientist and recovered insomniac himself, describe how it works, the way it was tested, and the impressive results of the study.

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