Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a technique that is shown clinically and in research to be the most effective behavioural intervention for insomnia. It addresses the underlying causes of chronic insomnia which involve sleep thoughts and sleep behaviours.
CBT-I is the preferred treatment for chronic insomnia in adults according to the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the American Psychological Association and the American College of Physicians. Research also indicates CBT-I improves not only insomnia in patients but also associated co-morbidities such as pain, fibromyalgia, depression, PTSD and substance abuse.
The CBT-I program for adults is based on over three decades of research and clinical practice and it is a six week program involving fiver 30-45 minute treatment sessions (three weekly sessions followed by two bi-weekly sessions).