Sleep and Insomnia

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Insomnia is a serious problem for a lot of people. If you aren’t getting the sleep that you need you might find it difficult to focus, complete tasks, or to manage the challenges of every day.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an research validated method for treating insomnia without medication. In CBT-I the goal is to change sleeping habits and improve learned sleeping behaviors. A recent National Institute of Health state-of-the-science meeting concluded that CBT-I is a safe and effective approach to treating insomnia and its effects.

Most treatment protocols for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) anticipate eight to twelve therapy sessions, with weekly sessions at the beginning and the final few sessions spread out over many weeks. (This is just an estimate, and would be tailored to meet your individual needs.)

If you would like to have a one-page handout with a list of ways to improve your sleep, CLICK ON THIS LINK.

I encourage you to explore some of the following links about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). If you feel that CBT-I is something that you might want to try to improve your sleep and insomnia contact me for more information.


National Sleep Foundation article on CBT-I

Mayo Clinic article on insomnia and CBT-I

A Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine article on adult insomnia

An article from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine on the effects of brief cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia

A peer-reviewed research article by Siebern and Manber on CBT-I as a first-line treatment for insomnia

An article by Dr. John Cline in Psychology Today on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia