Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for Insomnia

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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for Insomnia

– Insomnia affects up to 40% of Americans
– There are three key essential components for CBT treatment of insomnia:
1. Psychoeducation [factual information about good sleep; Sleep hygiene; Circadian rhythms; stimulants, medications & food & their impact upon sleep;
2. The cognitive component – that is, how you think about sleep [dysfunctional ways of thinking about sleep & how this impacts upon their ability to fall asleep] replacing that with more positive & helpful ways of thinking about sleep
3. Behavioural component [What do you do when you can’t go to sleep; What do you do when you wake up too early; Sleep scheduling; Sleep restriction or limiting the amount of time in bed; The role of intensive exercise in overcoming a sleep problem;

Source: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m74wZiN6VVE

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