Although many people experience an occasional night of poor sleep, frequent sleep difficulty can significantly impact your quality of life. Insomnia can present as difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, waking too early, or a combination of these. Nighttime challenges are accompanied by daytime symptoms including difficulty concentrating or making decisions, sleepiness, fatigue, and irritability.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the gold-standard, first-line treatment for insomnia recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American College of Physicians. CBT-I goes beyond simple sleep hygiene. It is a multi-modal therapy backed by decades of research that is safe and effective.
We will work together to tailor treatment to your specific needs. You will learn how sleep is regulated, how to recognize factors that may inadvertently lead to sleep challenges, and how to optimize your sleep schedule. Many people begin to see improvement in a few weeks. As your sleep quality and quantity improve, you will learn skills to prevent setbacks or relapse of insomnia. If needed, I can also work with your prescribing physician to help you taper off sleep medications.