BERHEIM, Germany (AP) — German doctors have started charging patients for sleep training to help them reach peak sleep patterns and are seeking more data from the U.S. on how to increase those rates.
Doctors said the rates are on the rise for many of the conditions that can affect the sleep cycle, such as insomnia, anxiety, and obesity.
They say that in some cases, sleep training can help people regain their weight and decrease their chances of becoming obese.
The German medical association says it’s trying to figure out how to best integrate sleep training into the medical system.
Patients are being told to bring in their own personal medicine and medications.
A study from the German Association of Sleep Medicine showed that for patients with insomnia, the rate of sleep training increased from 8.5 percent to 18.7 percent.
Those with obesity also saw a significant increase.
Those who were overweight saw their sleep rate increase from 12.3 percent to 24.3 %.
“I think there’s a very high risk that people will lose their weight, and this is why we need to do this,” said Dr. Hans-Georg Neukölll, a sleep expert at the University of Tübingen.
Doctors are not only charging for sleep, but for other types of medication and for equipment, such a oxygen tank, which can help patients to maintain a healthy weight and sleep.
The U.K. is considering its own plans for regulating sleep training.
The country is also looking at its own national sleep study.
Some experts in the U:eeting believe the U., like the U!s, should allow people to make their own choices about how much sleep they get and how long it takes to get there.
“We don’t have enough data to be able to say definitively whether the U.’s rate is lower than that of other countries,” said U.N. special rapporteur on sleep and obesity, Peter Harrabin.
Some studies suggest the U is much lower than the U’s, but some have found that it is higher than what other countries have reported.
The World Health Organization has reported that the U ranks second behind Denmark, behind Sweden, in terms of sleep.
But many of those countries are among the most affluent countries in the world.
The study of the U wasn’t the first of its kind in Germany.
There was a similar study done last year by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Sleep Medicine in Mainz, Germany.
The report found that about 20 percent of patients had to pay for the cost of sleep-training equipment, compared to 7 percent in the United States and just 3 percent in France.
The researchers estimated that costs could reach as much as $20,000 for an individual or $50,000 to $100,000 a family.
The experts also said that the German government should provide more support to hospitals that do sleep training for people.
The costs of sleep therapy are higher than those in other countries, because people are more likely to go to sleep after an accident or a bad night of drinking.
Doctors say the German medical system has the resources to help patients get back to a normal sleep pattern, and they are worried that the country’s financial crisis and the ongoing economic crisis could push people back into depression.
The new report also showed that in Germany, the most common condition for patients to get sleep is depression, which is also the most prevalent among the young.
But the authors also found that in the first half of this year, more than 40 percent of adults were diagnosed with depression, compared with 20 percent in 2012.