CBT Therapy For Sleep Disorders
What is a sleep disorder?
We all develop sleeping problems from time to time due to various life events or just an unexplained blip in sleep rhythms. However, for some people, acute episodes of insomnia can lead to chronic difficulties in sleeping, which lead to a diagnosis of sleep disorder.
Are you struggling with a sleep disorder?
It’s time to get help when:
- You have unhealthy beliefs about your ability to sleep
- Problems with sleeping are affecting your life, work and relationships
- Sleep issues are leading to anxiety and depression
CBT Therapy and sleep disorders
There is a large body of evidence from clinical research trials that show CBT Therapy is a highly effective method for sleeping disorders. The recommended treatment options available to someone suffering from sleep problems and insomnia are cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or medication. It is recommended that CBT should be the first line of treatment.
Insomnia is just one of many sleeping disorders. Other’s include:
- Sleep-breathing disorder
- Periodic limb movements in sleep
- Restless legs syndrome
- Circadian rhythm sleep disorders – delayed sleep phase syndrome
- Circadian rhythm sleep disorders – advanced sleep phase syndrome
- Nightmare disorders