About this Insomnia Hub

The Insomnia Hub is curated by health change agents (educators, clinicians, researchers, & students) who interprofessionally share their knowledge -- ‘what's proven to work & where to find it’ -- to LEAD

Leverage social media to
Engage and share knowledge interprofessionally to
Accelerate population health &
Disseminate 'what works' for health & well-being.

  • Introducing CBT-I Live

    Tens of millions in the U.S. struggle with insomnia and too few know that doctors actually prefer CBT-I (over pills), a therapy that has a proven 70 to 80% success rate for ending insomnia. Our online streaming chats, CBT-I Live, will spotlight CBT-I specialists who will share what they know. They’ll suggest all the ways to get affordable, accessible CBT-I help – anywhere … and more.

    Join us … send us questions … participate by sharing your CBT-I success stories. And, share our shows with your networks!

  • CBT-I for Chronic Insomnia

    Ads tell consumers, “Ask your doctor’ for a pill. But, are pills proven to work?

    ‘Clinical Practice Guidelines’ give the best state-of-the-art information … but, they’re buried in journals and not written for the public.

    That’s why Science Communication learners will translate them here. Click the title to read what is PROVEN to work.

  • Insomnia Digest – September 2016

    Digest for the period of Sept 1 to Sept. 30, 2016 (in progress)

    Featured Post: Shut-i App Review

    More News: A New Therapy for Insomnia: No More Negative Thoughts

  • Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Clinical Associate Professor, George Mason University
    Director, GMU Center for Psychological Services

    Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and kids with medical conditions, including eating disorders and diabetes. Her research also focuses on helping overweight teens lose weight.

  • 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

  • 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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