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The Evidence Points to a Better Way to Fight Insomnia


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Finally some evidence for real benefits to "quantified self": relatively simple sleep trackers can help collect data which can be used to shore up a program of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia. More effective than pills and a lot less likely to give you Alzheimers!

I had missed the Quantified Self angle the first time I encountered this article:

http://pandawhale.com/post/63993/evidence-points-to-a-better-way-to-fight-insomnia-nytimes

Seems like we're finally finding a good use for the Fitbits and Apple Watches. 

One of the most important things sleep tracking does is that it helps people manage their expectations. 

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