What Is CBT-I for Insomnia
Not being able to get a good night's sleep is an unpleasant experience for many. Despite a person's efforts, they can still end up not being able to sleep at night. You may feel like you can't function well during the day and your sleepless nights are affecting your mood and performance during the day. You may be suffering from insomnia for years without knowing there is help and treatment available. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a treatment that backed by multiple research studies and many thousands have been helped by CBT-I. You can receive treatment for insomnia even if you have chronic pain, suffer from anxiety and depression, or if you have treated sleep apnea.
What Is Treatment for Insomnia Like?
Your treatment begins with a history of your insomnia and an assessment of your current sleeping habits. After we collect this information we will collaborate together and develop a plan that will work for you. We will focus on what your sleep goals are and how you can get a better night's sleep. Your therapist will meet with you every week for eight weeks to begin the steps of your CBT-I plan. Sometimes your therapy will work sooner than eight weeks and you will be sleeping better, sooner. After a few weeks of sleeping better, you will be guided on how to reduce the chances that your insomnia will come back. CBT-I is a treatment that is proven to have long-term results.CBT-I is a DRUG-FREE treatment, however, if you are taking medication for insomnia, CBT-I treatment can still work. Often, clients have the goal of getting off their sleep medication. We can work with your physician to help you.
Can CBT-I Be Incorporated Into Other Therapy?
If you have anxiety, PTSD, or depression, CBT-I can still work for you. We can treat you for your anxiety and depression while you are recieving treatment for your insomnia. In most cases you can recieve treatment for insomnia if you are in therapy.