• Dr. Glenn Sloman

The high price of trying to fall asleep

Is insomnia attacking your restfulness, leeching away your energy? Having chronic trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early is a common problem. Go into any supermarket, home good store, or neighborhood pharmacy, and you can see there is an entire industry dedicated to alleviating sleep issues.

On the market, there are a number of products promoting a variety of sleep remedies for all different sleep disturbances. The market abounds with medications, over the counter remedies (incl. melatonin, CBD), beds, pillows, and mindfulness apps all promising quality rest. In our quest to defeat insomnia, we go from one solution to another in searching for the sleep solution. It's common to spend quite a bit of money, time, and energy attempting to identify viable sleep solutions without luck. 

The consequences of getting a poor night’s sleep are familiar. Our moods are less stable, we have reduced work productivity, and are at increased risk for accidents when sleep evades. Additionally, we may experience less patience in relationships and more daytime fatigue as well as be more susceptible to cravings and more likely to make poor nutritional choices. Then we reach for the products that may not help long-term, and we become trapped in the cycle of poor sleep. What can we do to get out of this loop?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) addresses the contributing factors to sleep difficulties. CBT-I is a targeted sleep treatment that is supported by research.

CBT-I first examines factors such as worry, inconsistent routines, technology usage, sleep hygiene and napping to help identify ineffective sleep practices.

Following an initial assessment, an individualized treatment package is designed to address current sleep issues and prevent chronic sleep issues from returning. Your unique treatment package may include psychoeducation about sleep, learning methods to manage worry and counterproductive thinking toward sleep, addressing behaviors that may interfere with sleep, establishing wind-down and wake up routines, creating better sleep hygiene practices, and adjusting the home and bedroom to promote falling asleep, staying asleep, and returning to sleep upon nocturnal awakenings.

Are you tired of being tired because of insomnia? Would you like to start on your path to struggle less with sleep and feel more rested to meet life’s demands head on? Follow these steps:

1. Call 321-345-0579 or click for a phone consult

2. Schedule a time to come in for an appointment

3. Together we will create a plan to address your unique sleep issues

4. Start working with me as your guide to help get a better night’s rest

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