Insomnia Relief

Peter Forster Best Practices, Insomnia, Insomnia Treatment

How to find insomnia relief is a question that many people we work with struggle with. A recent editorial in JAMA Psychiatry and the accompanying research article suggests that the online program that we’ve been recommending to our patients for years (SHUTi) is the treatment of choice for insomnia. We have been extremely pleased with the results from this program which can …

Do We Need 8 Hours of Sleep?

Peter Forster Insomnia, Insomnia Treatment

A recently published study that looked at patterns of sleep in three different hunter gatherer societies challenges the long-held notion that we all need to sleep 8 to 9 hours a night and that many of us in Western society are chronically sleep deprived. The results are summarized in an article we just published in our companion website MoodSurfing.com. Tantalizing …

Chronotherapy for Depression Treats Suicidality

Peter Forster Insomnia Treatment, Major Depression, Treatments of Depression

Chronotherapy for depression may be a very fast and effective treatment for suicidality, according to a preliminary study just published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. 10 inpatients received what was called “triple chronotherapy” and showed dramatic and rapid reductions in suicidal ideation and depression. Of course this is a very small sample and only one study. But it points …