Research reveals, 1 in 4 people or 25% of Americans experience difficulty sleeping on an annual basis. Sleep is an essential part of life and vital to maintaining mental, emotional and physical health. Unfortunately, strategies people use to combat insomnia often makes things worse and even reinforce the condition.
Symptoms of insomnia include:
tossing and turning
difficultly falling asleep
trouble falling back to sleep once awakened
awakening too early
Prolonged lack of sleep may cause changes in mood, memory, and cognitive function.
If you experience any or all of the above symptoms of insomnia there is a solution!
Many insomnia patients are referred by their treating physician to a behavioral health provider who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is an evidenced based frontline therapy for insomnia that has proven effective in over 85% of patients, and is covered by most insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider to determine if a referral for CBT-I is required.
An initial evaluation will help determine a client’s sleep patterns, personal habits, and life experiences that may contribute to sleep difficulties.
Together, a personalized CBT-I treatment plan is created to address individual client needs and goals. Skills and objectives learned in each session will build upon prior knowledge, as new ways of thinking about sleep are established. Clients find the feedback rating system of CBT-I to be both enjoyable and rewarding as they seethe quality of their sleep progress in a relatively short time period.