Psychological treatments for insomnia

Elements

  • Cognitive 
  • Behavioural

Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi) aims to change sleep habits and scheduling factors, as well as correcting misconceptions about sleep and insomnia that perpetuate sleep difficulties.

CBTi includes various combinations of both cognitive as well as behavioural interventions. 

The cognitive component is aimed at changing patients’ beliefs and attitudes about insomnia. The behavioural component includes combining treatments such as sleep hygiene, stimulus control therapy, muscle relaxation training and sleep restriction.