Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is an effective treatment for those struggling with insomnia or symptoms of poor sleep, which uses techniques and practices designed to identify and change habits that cause difficulties in falling or staying asleep. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia is recommended as first-line treatment for all adults with ongoing insomnia by the Canadian Sleep Society and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. CBT-I has long-term benefits, is drug-free, and has proven results.
How does it work?
Either delivered in person or online, CBT-I is a 6-week program that guides you through techniques such as sleep restriction, sleep hygiene, relaxation training, sleep environment improvement, and stimulus control. This can help form healthy sleeping habits by promoting a regular sleep schedule and reduce symptoms of insomnia. Unlike similar “self-help” apps, CBT-Insomnia is formal, registered psychology that has been developed for online delivery.
Benefits of CBT-I
In clinical trials, 80% of CBT-I users had improved sleep. *
- Fall asleep faster and easier
- Stay asleep longer
- Increase productivity
- Improve energy levels
- Reduce reliance on sleeping pills
- Have a better quality sleep
1) Vincent N et al. Sleep 2009; 32(6):807-813