Cognitive Behavorial Therapy For Insomnia
When you close your eyes at night does your brain switch on? Do you think about all the things you have to get done and feel stressed or anxious instead of sleepy? Do you toss and turn and struggle to fall asleep, or wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble falling back asleep? Does the sight of your bed make you feel anxious about whether you will get a good night’s sleep?
Is this Normal?
The stresses of daily life and difficulty disconnecting from work and technology can all contribute to difficulty sleeping.
It’s natural to have a bad night of sleep every now and then. If you have a big event the next day, you might be too excited or worked up to fall asleep easily. But if you find that you are struggling more often and that you’re not sure how to turn it around, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia may be an excellent fit for you.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Approximately 25% of people who struggle with sleep have chronic issues. Many turn to sleeping pills as a first line of defense – and they can be helpful coping with a very short term bout of insomnia. But research has shown us that sleeping pills are not the answer when it comes to chronic sleep issues. What sleeping pills can’t do is address the thoughts and behaviors that allow insomnia to flourish.
CBT-I addresses these thoughts and behaviors, as well as the sleep hygiene factors which promote restful sleep. CBT for Insomnia has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as an effective and preferred method for treating insomnia.