Can therapy really help insomnia?

Person with insomnia who wants to sleep better

Most people struggle for years with their insomnia, trying a number of things to help themselves sleep. Anything from medications, herbal supplements, iron pills, yoga, CBD oil, trying to “catch up” on sleep on the weekends. People will try ANYTHING when they’re desperate for sleep.

Search no more!  There is a highly effective, powerful treatment that doesn’t require medications or oils or anything else that might have you crossing your fingers and “hoping” it will cure your insomnia. The therapy is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). It’s not like the therapy that most of us imagine when we think of therapy. This is not hashing out your past relationships or exploring the impact of how you were raised by your parents.  It’s a very active treatment that trains you to shift both your thinking and your habits around sleep.

It does take some work on your part and a fair amount of motivation. But the key thing: IT WORKS!  It totally works. There are now tons and tons of studies that support the efficacy of CBT-I.  70-80% of patients in these studies benefit from CBT-I, experiencing a reduction in the amount of time it takes to fall asleep or the amount of time awake in the middle of the night. The vast majority increase their total sleep time. The quality of sleep improves, too (meaning: you’ll feel more rested during the day).  And, this can all be done in as few as 6 sessions! You can work individually or in a group setting (yes, there are many of you out there).

And the best part? The effects of CBT-I last long after treatment wraps up.  In fact, in a recent study published in the journal Sleep Medicine showed that the positive outcomes from a course of CBT-I could last up to 10 years.  10 YEARS!! The American College of Physicians–the organization that represents internal medicine in the U.S.–has officially endorsed CBT-I as the first-line of treatment for insomnia sufferers.  First-line before even meds!

So can therapy really help insomnia? You bet! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is incredibly effective in helping people resolve their insomnia – now and in the long run.

Bottom line: If you’re sick of tossing and turning every night, trying thing after thing to help improve your sleep, and find yourself getting nowhere, email us now to hear about upcoming CBT-I groups as well as individual treatment options. We will help you get your Zzzzz’s!

Read more about our upcoming 6 week class here.

2019-03-01T03:11:08+00:00