Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i)
Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep.
Who does insomnia affect?
Most people experience problems sleeping at some point in their life. It's thought that a third of people in the UK have episodes of insomnia. Insomnia affects all age groups although it tends to be more common than expected and more likely to occur with age.
What are the types of insomnia?
There are two types of insomnia, primary (with no obvious cause) and secondary (the cause may be due to a health issue or psychological problems). Sleep difficulty sufferers can experience problems over a short or long-term period. Short term is described as acute insomnia and can occur over a week or several weeks and long term insomnia is described as chronic.
“Oxford CBT has helped me greatly as my depression has largely gone. Other aspects of my life are much improved especially attitude to sleep.” Sept 2015
Treatment for Sleeping Difficulties
At Oxford CBT we offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy specifically for Insomnia - CBT-i for short, this trains people to use techniques that address the thoughts associated with insomnia, such as the 'racing mind', and to overcome the worry and frustration which hinders peoples ability to sleep.
This treatment has been developed specifically for people who suffer from Insomnia and has been shown in numerous clinical trials to help people overcome sleep difficulties therefore the treatment is recommended in NICE guidelines and by the Department of Health.
CBT for insomnia is delivered over the course of 6 to 8 weekly face-to-face sessions with a trained therapist, who teaches the person techniques that they can use at home to help themselves improve their sleep.
Contact us today to book your session of CBT treatment for sleep difficulties.