CBT for Insomnia Explained is our series on CBT (or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for insomnia. Today CBT for insomnia is recognized as the most effective way to treat insomnia by the medical community. Nonetheless this effective therapy remains widely unknown and little-explained. That’s where we come in. Ready to get started?
First, a little context
Insomnia clearly affects a lot of people, but the severity can vary between people. Approximately 30 to 35% of the US population have displayed passing symptoms of insomnia, 10% have a chronic insomnia disorder. Insomnia is considered chronic when you spend more than 30 minutes awake during the night and/or when it takes more than 30 minutes to fall asleep.
This, at least three times per week for at least three months. Chronic insomnia is not a particularly well-known or understood pathology, and people usually accept their fate and “live with it”.
Recommended by health specialists, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the most effective treatment for insomnia. But what is it exactly? How does it work? What’s the best way to do it? Does it actually work?
In this series CBT Explained, we break things down and tell you everything you need to know about this therapy, how it helps people overcome their insomnia and whether it could be for you.
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Despite expert recommendations and proven efficacy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia is still not a widely-used solution for the general public. But we believe it should be! We’ve written this CBT Explained series of articles, using proven scientific concepts, clinical studies and publications, and neuroscientific research broken down in to clear, understandable explanations, so you can learn more about this therapy and see if it might be for you.