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Online CBT-I Therapy Services

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The ever-evolving world around us has led to technology playing an integral role in how we lead our lives. The rise of digital healthcare has accelerated in recent years thanks to its flexibility and ease of access, thus helping those with reduced mobility or in remote geographical areas to access health care.

Online therapy means you can receive support in a place where you feel comfortable and at ease and with evening and weekend appointments available, you can get the help you need without impacting work, childcare, or other weekday-based priorities. You can choose a time that works best for you.

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CBT-I, or cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia, is the gold standard for treating insomnia. It is the most effective known treatment for insomnia and has been proven to work effectively for clients with Primary Insomnia in clinical trials. Improvements include less time to fall asleep, more time spent asleep, and waking up less during sleep.

 

Unlike sleeping pills, the improvements from CBT-I are maintained over time.

It is important to clarify that CBT-I is not all about sleep hygiene. This is a popular misconception. While common advice such as “avoid caffeine after midday”, “limit alcohol in the evening to no more than 2 drinks before 7pm” or “minimize the use of blue light emitting devices an hour before sleep” are helpful, there is little evidence that sleep hygiene alone is sufficient to treat insomnia. For any insomnia treatment to be effective in the long-term, it needs to address the root causes behind sleeplessness.

 

Traditionally, CBT-I is a multicomponent treatment that combines several approaches, including sleep education, cognitive restructuring, stimulus control, and matching our time in bed to the amount of sleep our bodies are actually producing.

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Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood but also your health, work performance and quality of life, both personal and professional.

We explore the science of how we sleep, looking at our circadian rhythm (controlling our sleep-wake cycle), building our understanding of ‘sleep pressure’ and how these two components work together to produce our homeostatic sleep drive system. We will also walk through the stages of sleep. This is important to help us to understand what are the factors that can interfere with these processes.

The Sleep Diary is an essential tool to assess our sleep habits, night time symptoms of insomnia and how our treatment to resolve the insomnia is progressing. Working with data from your first two weeks of sleep diary, we are able to calculate how much sleep the body is producing and start to match our time in bed (TIB) to this data. This will help us to ‘re-tune’ our body clock to one specific sleep/wake schedule.

CBT-I, has a success rate of over 80%. Resolving insomnia enables you to enjoy your sleep and the advantages in health, energy and performance restorative sleep brings!

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