For over 20 years, cognitive behavioral therapy has proven to be highly effective in improving sleep quality and reducing the daytime effects of insomnia.
CBT for insomnia (CBT-I) aims to work on behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that contribute to poor sleep. It helps to identify and challenge negative behaviors and beliefs about sleep.
The techniques involved naturally reinforce tiredness, helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. They also aim to establish predictable sleep patterns to give you back control over your sleep.
You'll revisit deep-rooted beliefs about sleep and its consequences, and get the tools you need to deal with the occasional bad night, as well as its impact on your functioning the next day.
Multiple studies have shown that people who sleep poorly favor a natural approach, such as CBT, over medication.
Sleeping pills only treat the symptoms. CBT-I also treats the causes of poor sleep to ensure long-term results.
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