COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMIA
Sleep difficulty? You may be a candidate for CBT-I. People with insomnia may:
-Have a hard time falling/staying asleep
-Wake too early
-Experience the effects of poor sleep during the day time
(Examples: feeling tired, low energy, difficulty paying attention, problems with concentration and memory, irritability, anxiety, difficulty with work or school)
What is CBT-I?
- Short term – (5-7 session) psychotherapy
- Cognitive – focuses on thoughts, expectations and feelings about sleep that may affect how you sleep
- Behavioral – teaches you proven sleep habits that will help you sleep better
How does it work?
- Behavior modification through stimulus control and sleep restriction. Over time you will become more tired and more inclined to get a better night’s sleep.
- Cognitive therapy is used to combat the negative thoughts about your insomnia and its consequences. Therefore, it is important to challenge negative beliefs. This will then lessen anxiety and agitation associated with insomnia.
- Relaxation through progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and imagery training.
What is the goal?
- Our goal is to help you fall/stay asleep and improve your daytime functioning and quality of life.