Online Delivery of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Insomnia: Considerations and Controversies

Sleep Med Clin. 2019 Jun;14(2):283-290. doi: 10.1016/j.jsmc.2019.02.001. Epub 2019 Mar 29.


This article reviews the current state of research and clinical use of online delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Strengths and limitations of this treatment modality are discussed, as well as exploration of some of the controversies in the field that are still under exploration. In addition, the article explores future areas of research to test out the role of this treatment as an entry level into a stepped care model of insomnia.

Keywords: CBT-I; Chronic insomnia; Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia; Dissemination; Internet; Online.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / methods*
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / standards
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / therapy*
  • Telemedicine / methods*
  • Telemedicine / standards