Light therapy as add-on therapy tool to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Around 10% of the general population are suffering from insomnia, i.e. difficulties with sleep initiation or sleep maintenance. Thus, in the upper rhine region with approximately 6 million inhabitants, around 600.000 people currently suffer from insomnia. These patients have an increased risk for the development of mental disorders and cardiovascular diseases and cause annual costs of around 5.900 Euro per person. The project “Light therapy as add-on therapy tool to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia” aims at an improved and extended treatment of insomnia. In order to ameliorate the present treatment options, light therapy will be used as an add-on therapy to the first-line treatment of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-I). The project is led by the University of Freiburg and is carried out in cooperation with the University of Basel. Eucor – The European Campus supports the consortium with the Seed Money funding instrument in the funding line “Research and Innovation”.