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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

What is Behavioral Sleep Medicine?

If you, or a loved one, struggles with getting a good night’s sleep, then you are not alone.  Disruptive sleep affects nearly everyone at some time or another.  Poor sleep often contributes to physical and mental health issues.  For years, healthcare professionals specializing in sleep medicine have noted the behavioral components related to proper sleep.  The problem is that people rarely get diagnosed correctly, and sleep disorders are generally left untreated.  

In response, Behavioral Sleep Medicine emphasizes the proper evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, specifically the physical, behavioral and emotional influences that disrupt a person’s sleep.  Behavioral Sleep Medicine professionals are trained to assist clients in sleeping better, often without medication. 

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI)?

Many people experience difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. CBTI helps people who struggle with insomnia gain a better night’s sleep by taking an in-depth look at your sleep patterns and behaviors to identify things you can do to sleep better – more effectively than medication.

 

How effective is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI)?

CBTI is recommended as the first line of treatment for treating insomnia instead of prescribed medication.  Both The American College of Physicians and The American Psychological Association confirm the validity and effectiveness of CBTI.

Studies continue to report that using cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia helps people sleep better and even offers greater long-tem results than taking medication.

 

 

Will I have to stop taking any sleep medication?

Deciding to discontinue any medication is a decision that you should make with your physician.  CBTI  can be adapted to accommodate certain medications and herbal supplements. 

 

Will Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) help someone with sleep apnea?

Yes! It’s common for sleep apnea patients to continue to experience insomnia.  CBTI works alongside CPAP therapy helping you to sleep better. 

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