DO YOU HAVE INSOMNIA?
Do you often take more than 30 minutes to fall asleep? Do you often have difficulty staying asleep? Do you often have poor quality sleep? (3 or more nights a week)
If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, then you probably have insomnia.
INSOMNIA FACTSOver 50% of adults now complain of difficulty sleeping, half of these chronically. Insomnia is one of the most common reasons people see their primary care physicians. Untreated insomnia is linked to an increased risk of major depression, anxiety, heart attacks, hypertension, lost productivity, and a lower quality of life.
WHAT IS CBT-I?Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) (READ MORE BELOW) can help you control or eliminate negative thoughts and actions that keep you awake and is generally recommended as the first line of treatment for people with insomnia. Typically, CBT-I is equally or more effective than sleep medications.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CBT-I“Thank you again for helping me through the CBT-I training. It’s been phenomenally successful for me. You gave me lots of tips that I execute daily – and nightly – and such good information about how to think about insomnia. My use of sleep medication and my level of stress are both way down. Both you and the program are great! -Lucy”
Lotus Point Wellness offers CBT-I.
Mandi Mader, LCSW-C is trained and available to help
CBT-I COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA
RESEARCH ON CBT-I SHOWS
75% of insomnia patients experience significantly improved sleep in just five sessions, and the majority become normal sleepers.
85-90% reduce or eliminate sleeping pills, and the need for daytime stimulants.
CBT-I is safer and more effective than sleeping pills.
Treating insomnia can greatly improve the treatment of, and prevent the relapse of, depression and anxiety.
Insomnia and mental health disorders are bidirectional– one can cause the other. Best practices now include treating the insomnia and any mental health conditions simultaneously.
Changing sleep thoughts and behaviors.
Lifestyle habits that improve sleep
CBT-I is indicated for children, teens and adults.
If someone also has a mental health disorder, CBT-I is a great adjunct therapy. In fact, curing insomnia can double the chances of a full recovery from depression. (Research from Ryerson University funded by NIMH.)