CBT-i therapy is a conservative, noninvasive yet highly effective approach to treating sleep disorders, such as sleep disorders. This skill is extremely helpful in calming the mind, calming emotional reactivity, and setting the stage for sleep. CBT-I changes the way you think so bed is only associated with sleep and sex, meaning you can’t look at screens, read, or do anything else in bed. Although sleep aids may be an effective short-term treatment for sleep disorders, some patients experience side effects such as amnestic episodes, cognitive impairment, and morning hangovers.
The Insomnia and Sleep Institute of Arizona is home to several MD sleep specialists who have completed extensive sleep medicine training as part of fellowships and continuing education, two clinical psychologists specializing in sleep behavior medicine and sleep disorders, a physician assistant with a master’s degree in sleep medicine and two nurse nurses trained in sleep medicine.
What is cognitive sleep therapy?
This means that individual patients can focus their energy on changes that are most likely to improve their sleep. Sometimes, the therapist helps patients reassess their beliefs about sleep, which could lead to unnecessary anxiety. Finally, coping strategies are usually introduced to help you respond to sleep loss and maintain daytime function. CBTi, often falsely portrayed as talk therapy or sleep hygiene, includes both behavioral and cognitive therapy to treat sleep disorders.
Practitioners with CBT-I experience can be found in professional organizations such as the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.