13 doctors weighed in:
Is cognitive behavioral therapy effective at treating sleep disorders?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications.
Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy.

In brief: Absolutely
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (cbt-i) is a wonderful method for treating insomnia without (or with) medications.
Techniques used include: stimulus control, sleep hygiene, sleep restriction, relaxation training and cognitive therapy.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: CBTI
Studies have shown cbti has more efficacy than medications for chronic insomnia.

In brief: CBTI
Studies have shown cbti has more efficacy than medications for chronic insomnia.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: CBT for Insomnia
It is considered the gold standard for chronic insomnia.
Not an overnight fix, but you probably didn't develop it overnight. I teach a 4 week class with workbooks, sleep diaries, and a ton of great information about how to do one at a time experiments on behavior or environment to find solutions!

In brief: CBT for Insomnia
It is considered the gold standard for chronic insomnia.
Not an overnight fix, but you probably didn't develop it overnight. I teach a 4 week class with workbooks, sleep diaries, and a ton of great information about how to do one at a time experiments on behavior or environment to find solutions!
Dr. Beverly Dexter
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: To some degree
It depends on the type of sleep disorder you are talking about.
If it is part of sleep apnea, bipolar disorder or psychotic disorders where paranoia, hallucinations, racing thoughts and fear keep people awake it is of limited value. In anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders or situational disorders it very well may help. Sometimes with depression and sleep issues it can be helpful also.

In brief: To some degree
It depends on the type of sleep disorder you are talking about.
If it is part of sleep apnea, bipolar disorder or psychotic disorders where paranoia, hallucinations, racing thoughts and fear keep people awake it is of limited value. In anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders or situational disorders it very well may help. Sometimes with depression and sleep issues it can be helpful also.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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