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To Read, Perchance to Sleep

Edison, Robin M.D.

Department: Letter

Bethesda, Md.

Speaking as a certified insomniac, your Insomnia Special Report [“To Sleep, Perchance to Cure,” July/August 2006] made me feel as though I were reading the story of my own life—right down to the details of how Jennifer Zambon (the woman whose story is chronicled in the main article) would note the hours passing on her bedside clock. The entire package of articles was both entertaining and informative.

Over the years, I've shied away from cognitive behavioral therapy because it seemed draconian, because the rationale for the treatment never made sense to me, and because I'm fortunate that medications have worked well for me. But after reading Linda Carroll's excellent story, I'm considering now giving cognitive behavioral therapy a try. This is the first article I've read that describes this process in a way that makes sense to me! Thanks for some terrific journalism.

Robin Edison, M.D.

Bethesda, Md.

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