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A New Peer-Reviewed Study Using CogniFit Brain Training Provides A Breakthrough In The Treatment Of Insomnia
Date:4/9/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 09, 2013

CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain training and online brain fitness, announces the publication of a new peer-reviewed article in the journal PLOS ONE. The article “Cognitive Training Improves Sleep Quality and Cognitive Function among Older Adults with Insomnia” demonstrates how CogniFit computerized cognitive training could replace medical treatment in a population of older adults diagnosed with insomnia.

The study investigated a group of older adults who used cognitive training for 20 minutes, three times a week, for a period of two months against a control group that carried out reading, writing and drawing tasks. Sleep duration increased and the number of awakenings during the night decreased in the group that engaged in cognitive training. No such improvements were observed in the control group. In addition, the older adults who engaged in brain training improved significantly in important cognitive functions, whereas the control group did not. Another significant finding was that the more cognitive functions improved for an individual, the more the sleep quality improved. The published study can be found here.

The study was conducted at the Max Stern Academic College in Israel by insomnia researcher Prof. Iris Haimov, Head of the Biopsychological center and Dr. Evelyn Shatil, Chief Scientist at CogniFit.

Dr. Evelyn Shatil, co-author of the research and Chief Scientist at CogniFit comments: "This is the first time ever that cognitive training is directly and explicitly linked to significant improvements in sleep quality. This study heralds a new era for the use of cognitive training as an
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