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?

(Often =’s 3 or more nights a week)

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, then you probably have insomnia.

INSOMNIA FACTS

• Over 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.

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.

CBT-I COMPONENTS

• Changing sleep thoughts and behaviors,

• Lifestyle habits that improve sleep and,

• Relaxation techniques

CBT-I is indicated for children, teens and adults.

If someone also 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.)

If you are ready to get help with your sleep issues, insomnia symptoms, and improve sleep using the evidence based approach of CBT-I (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia)

Call 301-960-1198 or Email Us

Mandi Mader, MSW, LCSW-C
Associate
Individual Therapy for Children ages 7+, Adolescents and Adults; Couples Therapy; Family Therapy, Insomnia Treatment