Do you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?
Are you tossing and turning in the middle of the night?
There is hope. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a highly effective treatment for insomnia.
Insomnia can be detrimental to your health for many reasons. Without proper sleep, you could suffer the following negative consequences:
Weakened immune system
These are just a few of the consequences. Endless research continues to come out about the impact insomnia can have on one’s health.
Treatment for Insomnia
CBT-I is one of the few psychological interventions that directly impacts one’s physiology. It’s highly successful in helping those who have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Clients will fall asleep quickly and stay asleep throughout the night such that they will wake up feeling much more well rested!
In our first session, we’ll review your current sleep habits. Il’l ask the following questions:
- What is your bedtime routine like?
- What time do you get into bed?
- How long does it take you to fall asleep?
- How many times do you wake up in the middle of the night?
- How long are you awake in the middle of the night?
- What time do you wake up in the morning? How long are you staying in bed awake?
- Do you nap during the day?
- Does your sleep look different on weekends vs. weekdays?
Sleep Restriction Therapy: Many individuals get into bed earlier in hopes of getting more sleep throughout the night. Sleep restriction will require clients to stay up later than they might be used to so that they sleep more efficiently throughout the night. It helps to eliminate awakenings in the middle of the night. It may be difficult the first few nights, but eventually clients find they are falling asleep quickly and effortlessly! In therapy, you will complete sleep logs and be prescribed a recommended earliest bedtime and a standard rise time.
Stimulus Control: Do you watch television while in bed? Do you read? Are you checking email, twitter, facebook… right before going to bed? Are you spending a lot of time awake in bed or in your bedroom? We’ll discuss how these behaviors impact your ability to sleep and how to change these habits to improve your sleep!
Sleep Hygiene: Is your bedroom quiet, dark, and cool? Are you drinking alcohol close to bedtime? Are you drinking too much caffeine? Do you have a bedtime routine? All of these factors could be affecting your ability to sleep well. Together we’ll determine what, if any, changes need to be made in this regard such that your sleep improves.
Cognitive Therapy: Do you think, plan, or worry in bed? Do you lay awake worrying about everything you need to do tomorrow? Do you worry about whether or not you’ll be able to sleep and how a lack of sleep will impact you the next day? In treatment, we will use cognitive therapy to help manage these thought processes so that they no longer impact your sleep.
Stop suffering from insomnia. See results and feel better. Call/text or email today to set up an appointment to improve your sleep.