Are you having too many sleepless nights?
The occasional sleepless night has become chronic insomnia which now preoccupies your thoughts and feelings daily. You worry about your daytime performance and long-term health. After bad nights, you feel irritable, fatigued and in a mental fog. It feels like the insomnia has taken over your life, and you fear you’ve lost control over your ability to sleep naturally.
You may have become so desperate that you tried medications, only to discover that they make you feel worse, hungover and sluggish. Plus, the idea of being dependent on medications is unacceptable to you.
There is hope. Insomnia can be unlearned with CBT-I
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) teaches you how to sleep naturally again without medications.
CBT-I is clinically proven as the most effective and long-lasting treatment for chronic insomnia. We’ll treat the real causes of your insomnia – thoughts, behaviors and feelings. With CBT-I, you’ll learn how to support your natural sleep systems so that sleep becomes the effortless biological function it’s meant to be.
Imagine feeling confident in your ability to sleep again:
- No longer at the mercy of negative sleep thoughts.
- Feeling in control with sleep-promoting thoughts and habits.
- Making friends with your bed again.
- Learning how to “turn off your mind” and foster the feelings that support good sleep.
CBT for Insomnia with Emily – I am your advocate for good sleep
I offer a structured 6-session program based on the latest developments in sleep science, neuropsychology and emotion processing. I work individually, giving you personalized attention for your unique situation. People who are vulnerable to insomnia tend to demand a lot of themselves, and their perfectionism shows up in their sleep. I’ve enhanced traditional CBT-I with mindfulness and self-compassion practices.
I know insomnia well, having struggled with it myself. I discovered CBT-I as a clinician, and I was my first patient. It worked so well that I trained in it, and am excited to offer this proven, evidence-based treatment to my clients.
You can learn to sleep well at night again. Reach out today.
A little more about CBT-I
CBT-I has 30-year track record and it is recommended as the first-line treatment by all major medical associations, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians. This means that physicians are advised to prescribe a course of CBT-I before they consider medications.
Note: CBT-I does not treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
OSA is a serious physiological condition that stresses a person’s heart and lungs. If you suspect that you have OSA, you should get tested at a sleep disorders center.
Symptoms of OSA include:
- Extreme sleepiness during the day
- Loud snoring at night
- Waking during the night with a sensation of gasping for air
Traditional risk factors have included:
- High blood pressure, high body mass index
- Neck size larger than 17”
- Male gender
- Age: 50+
However, sleep centers are reporting more occurrence of OSA in people who don’t have these risk factors. If you have the symptoms, please consider getting tested.