Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CBT-I is recommended as the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia in adults, according to the NICE guidelines.
CBT-I is a multicomponent treatment approach that addresses both mental and physical factors that affect sleep. It is highly effective in the treatment of insomnia, and, unlike medication, it continues to be effective after termination of the sessions. This structured programme will help you identify and replace thoughts and behaviours that cause or worsen sleep problems, with habits that promote sound sleep.
CBT-I is collaborative and requires patient engagement and commitment which will improve efficiency of therapy and equip the individual with lifelong skills to achieve good quality sleep.
Our treatment plans will vary between four to six sessions, depending on individual needs, and a number of plans are offered to suit. In each case, a standardised sleep questionnaire is used as part of your assessment, and guidance to optimise the benefit of our sleep diary. This will give the therapist enough information to tailor the therapy sessions and customise it to every patient.
Therapy sessions can include the following aspects in an order to fit individual needs:
Sleep health and regulation
Sleep restriction therapy