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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA (CBT-I)

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA

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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder. It involves having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Chronic insomnia occurs when you have trouble sleeping at least three times per week for at least three months. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is an effective treatment. It involves a variety of strategies that target the cause of your problem. CBT-I helps you change actions or thoughts that hurt your ability to sleep well. The positive effects of CBT-I can be long-lasting.

KEY POINTS

CBT-I is an effective treatment for chronic insomnia.

It addresses the thoughts and behaviors that keep you from sleeping well.

CBT-I helps you learn new strategies to sleep better.

Studies also show that some online CBT-I programs can be effective.

It can be provided by a behavioral sleep medicine specialist during a series of individual or group therapy sessions.

Am I at Risk ?

Bedtime resistance is more common when parents or caregivers fail to enforce consistent bedtime limits. Night wakings are normal and common in children. These awakenings can become a problem when the child depends on a parent’s help to return to sleep.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

CBT-I involves a variety of strategies that may help improve your sleep:

Testing At Home

tips for better sleeping

Avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening.

Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

Ensure that your bedroom is dark, quiet and comfortably cool.

Establish a relaxing bedtime routine.

Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy.

If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed.

Keep a consistent sleep schedule by getting up at the same time every day, even on weekends.

Next Steps

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Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad is a highly qualified physician, Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. He has been actively serving the community of Lee County, Florida since 2004, with a strong focus on a proactive healthcare approach. Dr. Ahmad has received advanced training from some of the most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Cornell University, State University of New York at Brooklyn, and the University of Mississippi. SOMNAS is a medical facility that is committed to improving and maintaining the health of patients with sleep disorders. The expert team at SOMNAS is known for their compassionate and high-quality care. They offer unparalleled treatment and care to patients on the Gulf Coast of Florida, ensuring a better and healthier life for them.

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A partir del 11 de octubre de 2023, Allergy Sleep & Lung Care (ASLC) ya no formará parte de GenesisCare debido a su quiebra.

ASLC volverá a abrir como una práctica independiente en nuestra oficina de Healthpark a partir del 30 de octubre de 2023 o después de esa fecha.

No dudes en ponerte en contacto con nosotros a través de cualquiera de los siguientes canales:

Teléfono/mensaje de texto: 239-932-3023 / 239-437-6670

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