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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) | Sleep Foundation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) | Sleep Foundation


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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Living with insomnia can be a challenge. Fortunately, effective treatments are available that can help people fall asleep faster, stay asleep, and feel more rested during the day.

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I or CBTI...

How Does CBT-I Work?

CBT-I focuses on exploring the connection between the way we think, the things we do, and how we sleep. During treatment, a trained CBT-I provider helps to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to the symptoms of insomnia.

Thoughts and feelings about sleep are exa...

The CBT For Insomnia Process

CBT-I is often called a multicomponent treatment because it combines several different approaches. Sessions may include cognitive, behavioral, and educational components. 

  • Cognitive interventions: Cognitive restructuring attempts to change inaccurate or unhelpful thoug...

CBT For Insomnia Technics

  1. Cognitive Restructuring - inaccurate or dysfunctional thoughts about sleep may lead to behaviors that make sleep more difficult. Cognitive restructuring begins to break this cycle through identifying, challenging, and altering the thoughts and beliefs that contribute to inso...

Sleep Restriction

People with insomnia often spend too much time lying in bed awake. Sleep restriction limits time spent in bed in order to reestablish a consistent sleep schedule.

This technique is intended to increase the drive to sleep and can temporarily increase daytime fatigue.

Sleep restriction ...

Relaxation Training

Here are a few relaxation techniques commonly taught in CBT-I:

  • Breathing exercises: These exercises typically involve taking slow, deep breaths. Research has demonstrated that focused breathing can increase slow heart rate and breathing, and

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