Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a non-pharmacologic approved modality for management and treatment of Insomnia.
Aim of CBT is to change sleep habits and scheduling factors, as well as misconceptions about Sleep and Insomnia that precipitate Sleep disorders.
The ‘National Institute of Health’ states that CBT is a safe and effective means of managing Chronic Insomnia and its effects.
CBT includes weekly visits to a clinician, who will work with you on a individually designed structured model that include:
Sleep Environment Improvement
Stimulus Control Therapy
Sleep Restriction Therapy
The patient will be asked to maintain a sleep diary during the sessions
CBT for insomnia is an excellent treatment modality if you have long-term sleep problems and if you’re worried about becoming dependent on sleep medications. CBT can result in reducing the dependence of habit forming sleeping pills.