A third of a human’s life is dedicated to sleep. We use this time for our bodies to rest, reenergise and function. If such a large portion of our lives is dedicated to the sleeping process, it is clear to understand that a significant lack of sleep will have dire consequence. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Sleep Therapists are able to assist those suffering from insomnia or various other sleeping disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Many sleep disorders are the result of a person’s psychological state and issues that aren’t necessarily visible on the surface. The patient may often not even be aware of the issues that are causing their sleeplessness. CBT aims to explore, decipher and control the behaviors of patience in order to help them over come their sleeping disorders. CBT has been recognized as a safe and effective treatment towards insomnia and sleeping disorders, as well as treating those who suffer from depression and PTSD.
Many people who suffer from sleeping disorders are immediately prescribed sleeping tablets. Although sleeping tablets offer aid to short term sleeping disorders, they are not a sustainable form of treatment for long term sleeping disorders. Sleep Therapy utilizes CBT to treat sleeping disorders without medication and purely through treating patients in a hands-on and involved manner that provides long term results.
Sleep Therapists will often advise that patients keep a detailed sleep journal throughout the therapy process. This journal will allow you to write down sleeping times, your routine before you go to bed, what medication you take etc. the details in this journal will allow your therapist to trace patterns and habits and highlight activities that might prohibit the patient from sleeping. Once these patterns are deciphered, your sleep therapist will be able to manipulate your behaviors and habits and replace them with healthier and more beneficial options.
Sleep Therapy is a practice that revolves around creating long term, sustainable aid to those suffering from severe sleep loss. For more information on sleep therapists in your area, please visit our homepage.