Insomnia

Not sleeping well at night can be terribly distressing and frustrating and can cause unpleasant daily fatigue.

Chronic sleep difficulty lasting at least a month is referred to as insomnia.

There are 3 main types of insomnia:

  • difficulty falling asleep
  • difficulty staying asleep during the night
  • waking up early

Chronic insomnia is associated with:

  • reduced quality of life
  • poor work performance
  • increased risk for accidents
  • poor attention and memory
  • increased risk of medical illness
  • increased anxiety, sadness and irritability
  • increased risk for depression

Our psychologists can help end your insomnia and help you sleep through the night every night with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) Is an evidence-based treatment proven effective in the treatment of insomnia. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) produces long-lasting results that are comparable to or exceed those of sleeping pills. .

Our psychologists will teach you healthy ways to manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours related to sleep. We use behavioural techniques that involve a scientific method of sleep restriction that is highly effective. We also provide sleeping tips to ensure long-lasting results. In order to tailor our treatment to your needs, we will begin with a sleep evaluation where we will ask you to participate in an interview and complete some sleep diaries. This information will help us evaluate the factors that are effecting your sleep.

Following our assessment, we will review our recommendations for treatment with you and we may consult with your primary care physician.

Typically, 5 to 8 weekly sessions are required for people to start sleeping well again and then continue to sleep well.

Our psychologists have been trained by leading researchers in the area of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and are highly qualified to help return you to regular, healthy sleep.