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Insomnia is the most common sleeping disorder, and is especially prevalent in people with medical and mental health issues. Behavioral modification can be a highly effective, drug-free alternative treatment that improves one’s sleep patterns. Our practice equips patients with the knowledge and tools they need to enhance their quality of sleep through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and good sleep hygiene.
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Behavioral intervention for insomnia typically involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the practice of good sleep hygiene. When you enter into a structured program for CBT and/or sleep hygiene, it allows you and your doctor to identify and correct negative thoughts or actions that are potentially causing your sleep problems. Behavioral insomnia treatment can help you overcome the underlying causes of insomnia, without the need for sleeping pills.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidence-based therapy used to teach people ways to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer. teaches you to recognize and change beliefs that affect your ability to sleep. This type of therapy can help you control or eliminate negative thoughts and worries that keep you awake.
The behavioral part of CBT-I helps you develop good sleep habits and avoid behaviors that keep you from sleeping well. Depending on your needs, your sleep therapist may recommend some of these CBT-I techniques:
Sleep hygiene refers to lifestyle behaviors and actions that can improve the duration and quality of your sleep. To begin practicing good sleep hygiene, try to: