US STUDY ENDORSES AUSTRALIAN SLEEP BETTER PROGRAM
An independent US study has scientifically tested the new Australian self-help
The study was a doctoral dissertation carried out by Dr Julie Iler in the Graduate
Dr Iler's exhaustive controlled and supervised study took more than 12 months
Dr Iler studied 48 volunteers ranging in age from 19 to 81 years, who had been
Each person received in the mail a copy of the "Sleep Better Without Drugs"
"After the insomnia sufferers had used the program for just six weeks,"
Dr Iler's dissertation concluded: "The results of this study indicate that the
This was the first US study of "Sleep Better Without Drugs". However, previous
In one of these studies, the author of the 4-6 week self help program, Melbourne
"Sleep Better Without Drugs" is already being used by the Royal Australian College
The two largest Health Insurance Funds in Australia, Medibank Private and the Medical
Dr Iler said "I received unsolicited letters from many participants thanking me for
More than 16,000 copies of the "Sleep Better Without Drugs" self help program have
|Sources:||Three Research Studies|
|Australia 1990||Morawetz, David, Sleep Better Without Drugs: a Four to Six Week Self-help Program
(a book and three CDs or audio cassettes), 11th printing 2008, www.sleepbetter.com.au Melbourne, Australia (Appendix A), (Success rate 80%).
|USA 1997||Iler, Julie, "Efficacy of a Nonpharmacological Intervention for Insomnia: an Empirical Investigation." Doctoral dissertation, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Los Angeles, California, 1997. (Success rate 83%).|
|Australia 2000||Morawetz, David, "Depression and Insomnia: Which Comes First?" Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology, 3, 1, 2001 pp.19-24. Go to www.sleepbetter.com.au, and click on Depression/Insomnia. Also in Sleep Research Online, 5,2,2003 pp 77-81. http://www.sro.org/2003/Morawetz/77/. |
(Success rate 87%).
A summary of the independent U.S. study follows.
The subjects were 48 volunteers, aged 19-81 years, who had been suffering
The sleep parameters on which significant improvements were obtained by 80-83%
The results of this study indicate that the Australian self-help program "Sleep