How can Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) help with sleep problems?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a step by step programme designed to help you to take personal control over your insomnia. By identifying bad habits, understanding why these habits can lead to a poor night’s sleep, and through learning new skills that will help you overcome your bad habits, you can start to make a positive difference to your sleep.
The CBT approach focuses on thoughts, emotions, physical feelings, and actions and is used for dealing with issues including anxiety and depression which may be affecting your sleep. Poor sleep often leads to negative thinking which, when prolonged, may compound anxiety and therefore reinforcing insomnia symptoms.