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Evidence Based Complementary Intervention for Insomnia

By Dr. Hassen H. Lopez, Adam S. Bracha and Dr. Stefan Bracha

Abstract

Increasing scientific evidence point to a non-pharmacological complementary treatment for insomnia: white noise. Its presentation has been shown to induce sleep in human neonates and adults, probably by reducing the signal-to-noise ratio of ambient sound. White noise may be a simple, safe, cost-effective alternative to hypnotic medication in many psychiatric disorders, especially acute stress disorder and PTSD

Topics: Behavioral Biology, Psychophysics
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:5032
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