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Cognitive Behavorial Therapy for Sleep (CBT-S) and Insomnia (CBT-I)

Cognitive Behavorial Therapy for Sleep (CBT-S) and Insomnia (CBT-I)

Living with sleep disorders or disordered sleeping can be a challenge.  Living with insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea and a multitude of other sleeping problems in today’s complex culture can lead to severe health consequences.  Fortunately, here at Gulf Coast Sleep Specialist effective treatments are available that can help people fall asleep, stay asleep and feel more rested during the day.

Cognitive Behavorial Therapy for Sleep or Insomnia (CBT-S/CBT-I) is a short structured, evidence based approach to combating the frustrating symptoms of sleep deprivation or insomnia.

How does CBT-S and CBT-I work?  CBT-S/CBT-I focus on the connection between the way we think, the things we do and how we sleep.  During our treatment, Dr. Todd a certified CBT provider, helps to identify thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are contributing to the symptoms of sleep deprivation, sleeping disorders, disordered sleeping and insomnia.  Treatment may be as short as 2 sessions or as many as 4-6 sessions.

CBT-S and CBT-I are a multi-component treatment because CBT therapy combines several different approaches.  Sessions include cognitive, behavioral and educational components.

  1. Cognitive intervention or restructuring includes the changing of inaccurate or unhelpful thoughts about sleep.   
  2. Behavorial intervention includes breathing re-education, brain wave entrainment and sleep education.
  3. Psycho Educational intervention provides the connection between thoughts, feelings, behaviors and how they contribute to
    CBT-S and CBT-I.

Dr. Todd utilizes proprietary digital CBT-S and CBT-I audiofiles combined with brain wave entrainment to provide the most advanced and proven evidence based technology for CBT-I and CBT-S.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends CBT as a major component in sleep management therapy.  Dr. Todd, a member of The Society of Behavorial Sleep Medicine (SBSM), incorporates Cognitive Behavorial Sleep Therapy as an integral part of treating patients with sleeping disorders.