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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia


Supporting you in changing sleep thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle habits for improved sleep.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)  is proven to be the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia.  Over 50% of adults now complain of difficulty sleeping, half of these chronically.  We now know that sleeping pills are not the solution to insomnia and that it is possible to successfully treat insomnia using Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT).  CBT has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as an effective and preferred method for treating insomnia.  Research on CBT-I shows the following:

  • 75% of insomnia patients experience significantly improved sleep

  • The majority become normal sleepers

  • 85-90% reduce or eliminate sleeping pills

  • CBT is more effective than sleeping pills

New research shows that CBT-I doubles the improvement rates of depression compared to antidepressant medication alone in depressed patients with insomnia. It also improves sleep and reduces pain, menopausal hot flashes, fibromyalgia, substance misuse, and PTSD in insomnia patients with these co-morbid health problems.

CBT-I focuses on changing sleep thoughts and behaviors, lifestyle habits that improve sleep and teaching relaxation techniques. CBT-I is beneficial for individuals with problems falling asleep or waking during the night and individuals who wish to reduce or eliminate sleep medications. Treatment includes an individual assessment and five individual sessions over a 6 week period. 

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