Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia or CBT-I is a short-term, sleep problem-focused form of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people adjust their thoughts, feelings, and unhelpful patterns of behavior related to sleep.
CBT-I is grounded in the theory that it is a person’s perception and behavior related to their sleep problems which determine how well they will sleep.
Here are some examples of CBT-I skills and strategies:
- Tracking sleep and activities that may affect sleep
- Learning about your sleep cycle and how thoughts and behaviors affect sleep
- Practicing lifestyle changes and following up on other health problems that may affect sleep
- Relaxation techniques
- Stimulus control therapy
- Sleep restriction therapy
- Mindfulness and acceptance skills
If you struggle with insomnia, we encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy.
Like other forms of cognitive behavioral therapy CBT-I sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that time during and outside of session is productive.
If you or someone you know would benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, please contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you about how we may be able to help.