Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I)
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is about an 8-12 week treatment program that helps patients identify and then change thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to insomnia. This change is fostered through education about sleep, behavioral strategies, relaxation training and cognitive therapy. Recent medical studies have found CBT-I to be more effective than sleeping pills in the long-term management of insomnia. CBT-I is effective for all types of insomnia, can be used in combination with sleeping pills and has proven to be a safe and effective method for patients looking to decrease their dependence on sleeping pills and regain confidence in their own natural sleep abilities.