Baris Simsek via Getty Images

Baris Simsek via Getty Images

Cognitive behavioral therapy isn’t just a drug-free way to treat insomnia — it could also do your wallet a favor.

A small new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows an association between receiving cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, for insomnia, and a decrease in health care-related costs and utilization in the months following.

Specifically, three sessions of CBT for insomnia not only improved sleep in 86 pecent of the insomnia patients in the study, but they also had a reduction in health care-related costs in the six months after treatment of more than $200, on average.

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