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Hawaii Med J. 2002 Sep;61(9):192, 213.

Evidence based complementary intervention for insomnia.

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  • 1National Center for PTSD, Department of Veterans Affairs, Spark M. Matsunaga Medical and Regional Office Center, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 307, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA.

Abstract

Increasing scientific evidence point to a non-pharmacological complementary treatment for insomnia: white noise. Its presentation has been shown to induce sleep in human neonates and adults, probably by reducing the signal-to-noise ratio of ambient sound. White noise may be a simple, safe, cost-effective alternative to hypnotic medication in many psychiatric disorders, especially acute stress disorder and PTSD.

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12422383
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