CogniFit Announces a New Feature in Its CogniFit Insomnia Cognitive Test in Time for World Sleep Day

March 13, 2019

NEW YORK–CogniFit, a global leader in the cognitive testing market, recognizes the importance of sleep disorders and the need to diagnose them properly in order to establish an appropriate treatment. This World Sleep Day CogniFit offers a new feature on the online cognitive assessment battery for insomnia (CAB-IN) designed to help evaluate relevant symptoms and cognitive consequences of insomnia. This digital battery now includes a full section on insomnia symptoms and sleep hygiene which aim at helping detect the presence of symptoms and problems in the cognitive processes affected by insomnia.

The CAB-IN now assesses three different symptom areas such as insomnia symptoms (poor quality sleep, difficulty falling asleep); sleep hygiene (activities, routines, and factors that may affect sleep) and associated symptoms (irritability and lack of concentration). The CAB-IN generates a full report with a general profile of the user’s cognitive skills. This report indicates how severe the cognitive alterations might be due to this sleep disorder.

This new feature comes just in time for the World Sleep Day (WSD) organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society on Friday, March 15th. It is an annual event to celebrate sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep, including sleep disorders. This event is organized every year on the Friday before Spring Vernal Equinox. The aim is to reduce the burden of sleep problems on society through better prevention and sleep disorder management.

According to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services in 2018, roughly 20% of Americans have a sleep disorder and annually, sleep deprivation costs the US $411 billion. This study also established that 50% of adults experience occasional symptoms of insomnia, while 1 in 10 adults suffer from chronic insomnia. Several studies have linked insomnia with depression and anxiety. Fortier-Brochu and Morin (2014) found clinically significant alterations in attention and episodic memory in individuals with insomnia.

CogniFit clinical psychologist Alejandra Salazar establishes that “with this new feature, the  CogniFit cognitive battery for insomnia will help people and health professionals understand what are the most affected symptoms as well as the sleep hygiene patterns that need training. This battery also provides a thorough understanding of what cognitive skills need training to help the person remain productive throughout their daily lives.”

The CAB-IN is a professional tool created by specialists in cognitive impairment. With this online assessment battery, it is possible to make a complete cognitive screening to understand cognitive strengths and weaknesses, evaluate the risk index of the presence of insomnia, and understand the area affected by this sleep disorder.

This test is suitable for children 7+, adults and seniors that may present some risk factors related to insomnia. Any person can easily use this neuropsychological assessment battery.

CogniFit is a global leader in developing online programs to assess and train core cognitive areas such as attention, memory, coordination, perception, and reasoning. As a digital health company, CogniFit specializes in scientifically validated cognitive tests and brain training programs. CogniFit’s patented technology has been designed by an international team of scientists, neurologists, and psychologists who investigate and combine the latest discoveries on the brain with advanced adaptive algorithms and big data analytics. For 20 years, CogniFit has been developing personalized brain fitness programs with leading scientific institutions and published its results in several peer-reviewed publications.

As a major vendor in the cognitive assessment and training market, CogniFit offers its programs to individuals and companies in various verticals, such as healthcare, education, research, health and wellness, driving and human resources. Its brain fitness solutions are available in 19 languages.


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