Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is a method of treating sleep disturbances without the use of medication.
Insomnia is defined as having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. Under ideal circumstances, we want to be asleep within fifteen minutes of getting into bed. Although nearly one third of people report difficulties with sleep, only 10% experience serious enough disruption to impair daytime functioning.
Numerous studies suggest that people with chronic insomnia experience intellectual or social difficulties. For example, people who are not sleeping well may be more forgetful or irritable than they would prefer. In addition, research is beginning to link chronic insomnia with an increased risk of developing physical illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes. And evidence points strongly toward a link between chronic sleep disturbance and depression.
CBT-I can reduce suffering for those who have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, promoting an overall better quality of psychological and physical health. Even people who have endured a lifetime of disrupted sleep can find relief. Want to sleep like a baby? Want to know more? Please feel free to contact me!