What is Insomnia?
Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up many times during the night and not be able to go back to sleep? Do you fall asleep easily but wake up way too early feeling tired? These are all symptoms of insomnia. Our sleep is vital for our well-being and lack of sleep can cause a variety of symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, trouble concentrating, GI problems, overeating, using too much caffeine, etc. Insomnia can also be the symptom of other psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Getting enough sleep is a necessity for long-term longevity. If you suffer from insomnia, the good news is, we can help. New York Behavioral Health professionals use evidence-based practices. Since we use scientifically supported treatments for insomnia, there is good reason to believe your problems can begin to improve very soon.
How Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Can Help with Insomnia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been proven effective in the treatment of insomnia. Warm, caring, professionals can offer CBT therapy in a comfortable setting at New York Behavioral Health, which is conveniently located on Madison Avenue at 42nd Street. Our compassionate staff have been extensively trained in scientifically supported techniques to efficiently reduce your suffering. We also work with experienced and knowledgeable psychiatrists if we determine that medication could be helpful. We know it is not easy to get started, but we are here to help you get on the path to a better life.
For information about CBT therapy, please email or call New York Behavioral Health, and a staff member will be there to answer your questions. Your privacy and comfort are a priority, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your problems and their treatment.
If you are interested in more technical details about insomnia and sleep disorders, please continue to read below, but at any point feel free to call us if we can be of help.
Sleep is one of the most basic but also vital activities. Recent research has connected the quality and duration of our sleep to hormone levels related to hunger, eating behavior, obesity, and overall stress. Major Depression and a number of other mental disorders include sleep disturbance as a symptom, so proper diagnosis of any sleep issue is crucial to attaining the effective treatment.
Insomnia, which is difficulty obtaining a good night's sleep, involves difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep through the night, or early wakenings.
Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- depressive elements
- concentration problems
- GI problems
- apprehension about sleep
- increased hunger, overeating
Fortunately, insomnia is very responsive to cognitive behavioral interventions. Typical treatment can occur in a short time if clients are capable of following behavioral recommendations.