Sleep is so important for good health and well-being throughout your life. The way you feel while you are awake depends in part on what happens while you are sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. When you don’t sleep well, so many things in your life are negatively effected. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). The leading treatment for insomnia.
CBT-I is considered “the most effective non-medical intervention to manage insomnia. The American College of Physicians (ACP) considers CBT-i as the first line of defense against insomnia and recommends that it be tried before medication.” (Qaseem A, Kansagara D, Forciea MA, et al. Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016.)
CBT-I has been specifically designed to treat insomnia and has been consistently verified as effective over the last 30 years. The efficacy of CBTi to improve sleep has been repeatedly demonstrated and often leads to improvements in both mental and physical health outcomes.
It’s a generally short-term therapy and can be undertaken with most people–even when you have other diagnoses that you think are contributing to poor sleep.
If you’re interested in learning more about CBT-I, please call for a consultation. I look forward to helping you sleep better!