Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) is an evidence-based, short term treatment for chronic insomnia.
WHO CAN USE CBT-i?
CBT-i has demonstrated clinical efficacy in adolescents and adults diagnosed with insomnia.
Typically, CBT-i involves 4-8 therapy sessions with a licensed healthcare provider (e.g. clinical psychologist, social worker, physician, nurse practitioner).
When difficulties falling asleep and/or staying asleep cause significant distress & impairment.
Refer to the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine's list of CBT-i providers or ask your physician about referral to a local CBT-i provider.
WHAT DOES CBTi INVOLVE?
WHEN CAN CBT-i HELP?
WHERE CAN I ACCESS CBT-i?
In clinical trials, CBT-i was more efficacious and durable than sleep medication alone. It costs less, has fewer side effects, and is preferred by most people.
CBT-i uses talk therapy to examine unhelpful thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that maintain insomnia. It uses scientifically-based interventions to uproot negative beliefs about sleep.
HOW DOES CBT-i WORK?
WHAT DOES CBT-i INVOLVE?
CBT-i treatment components
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Christina Pierpaoli Parker for The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM)