Insomnia can be a very frustrating, long-term condition, leaving some patients feeling like there is no relief in sight.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (commonly abbreviated as CBTi) is a safe, effective method for treating chronic insomnia without medication which has recently come into focus by the medical community. The National Institute of Health has endorsed this therapy. CBTi focuses on working to change the mental and behavioral factors which perpetuate insomnia and its effects.
Patients who undergo CBTi can expect to meet with their sleep specialist on a weekly basis. During that time your provider will conduct a series of assessments with you and then work with you to change the patterns which create your insomnia. Many patients experience relief in as few as four to six sessions, and the impact of the therapy has been found to continue to improve sleep months and years after the treatment has been completed.