Treatment For Sleep Disorders
As a fellow Insomniac, I know your struggles. I suffered for 25 years with lack of sleep and exhaustion. Until I discovered CBT-i.
CBT-i has drastically changed my life, and I want to help you to improve yours too. Come and learn the truth on how to get a good night’s sleep. With a clinically proven success rate of 70%, you too can reinvigorate your life and live far better than you do today.
Email me with your story and let’s see how we can work together to improve your quality of life. Remember, I have been there, done that and now I sleep!
CBT-i is an approved method for treating insomnia WITHOUT the use of sleeping pills. It is aimed at changing sleep habits and scheduling, as well as misconceptions about sleep and insomnia, that perpetuate sleep difficulties. The aim is to help you learn to fall asleep easily and with no outside aids, for example white noise, the radio, whale music etc.
The behavioural element supports people to develop a ‘pro-sleep’ routine and to achieve a strong connection between bed and successful sleep, meaning that falling asleep and staying asleep in bed becomes more automatic and natural. It also teaches how to gain a more reliable sleep every night.
The programme is carried out over six weeks (see our page What We Do), either one-to-one or in a group setting, face-to-face or via Skype. It includes Sleep Restriction Therapy, Stimulus Control, Sleep Hygiene Education, Relaxation Training and Biofeedback, Paradoxical Intention and Relapse Prevention.
CBT-i has been assessed in over one hundred Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) and has been clinically proven to have a 70% success rate for sustaining long-term improvement in sleep (Mitchell, M. D., Gehrman, P., Perlis, M., & Umscheid, C. A. (2012). Comparative Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia: A Systematic Review. BMC Family Practice, 12(1), 13-40. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-13-40).