Are You Experiencing:

-Trouble falling asleep
-Problems staying asleep throughout the night
-Impaired daily functioning which effects your mood, work, relationships and/or concentration
-Feelings of distress due to your sleep deprivation
-PMS/Menopause symptoms that are preventing you from sleeping

If you have experienced one or more of these problems for longer than a month, CBT-I is the best course of treatment for you.

What Is CBT-I?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, often called CBT-I, is an approved and effective method for treating insomnia without the use of sleeping pills. It is a structured treatment program for people who are experiencing insomnia. CBT-I is considered the first line of treatment for insomnia, due to its superior long term efficacy, lack of side effects, and client preference.

Most sleeping pills are no longer considered a safe or appropriate treatment for chronic insomnia because they:

-can have serious side effects that far outweigh their benefits
-are only moderately effective for insomnia and become less effective over extended periods of time
-strengthen the belief that the cure for insomnia comes from external factors
-can lead to physical or psychological dependency

Most importantly, sleeping pills don’t cure insomnia because they don’t treat the causes of insomnia.

CBT-I is just now finding it’s way from the research world to the clinic and to the people who need it most.

About Allison

Allison Briggs has been a counsellor for over 18 years, and has specialized in sleep therapy for 8 of those years. Her passion lies in helping to improve the lives of others, through educating and supporting her clients every step of the way, in achieving their sleep success. Allison supports her clients by offering five – one hour sessions of Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about CBT-I or you would like to discuss how CBT-I could benefit you and your unique needs/health issues.  You can reach me at 778-887-0999 or allison@sweet-dreams.ca.