CBT-I is an evidence-based therapy for the effective treatment of insomnia in both the general population and the military. Studies have demonstrated CBT-I to be as effective as medication in the short term and more effective than medication for longer outcomes. It is the gold-standard treatment for insomnia.
Sleep is essential to our wellbeing, and insomnia is a common and debilitating condition. A lack of sleep negatively impacts you physically, mentally, and emotionally. Insomnia includes difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking early, and not getting quality sleep. The lack of sleep can cause a viscous cycle of causing or exacerbating mental health conditions and is often a symptom of many psychological disorders. The risk of many disorders and diseases increases when we experience poor quality sleep including heart disease, obesity, dementia, and stroke. Both the quantity and quality of your sleep are important considerations.
CBT-I offers an individualized, structured approach to helping you gain the sleep you need for a healthier life. After an initial assessment of the quantity and quality of your sleep, CBT-I includes psychoeducation, sleep hygiene, stimulus control, sleep restriction, cognitive therapy, and relaxation training.
Here at Greenwich Psychology & Wellness your therapist will work with you to identify the causes of your insomnia and to develop and implement a sleep plan to improve the quality of your sleep. Call us today to schedule a free, brief consultation or an initial appointment.