There’s a reason most strategies don’t work well: they’re not actually treating the causes of chronic insomnia. Fortunately, there’s an evidence-based treatment that does. It’s called CBT-I [Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia – not your usual CBT]. CBT-I is not a magic pill, but it’s shown in research to be as effective as sleep medications within a few weeks, longer lasting, and without all the risks and side effects.
That’s why it’s recommended as the number one treatment for insomnia by reputable organizations, such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and even the British Association of Psychopharmacology.
The bad news: few therapists are trained in this approach, so it’s not very accessible.
Thanks to advances in technology, however, this treatment is now available to you online or by phone throughout many parts of Canada. [Click here to check availability in your area].
Better sleep – and quality of life – is indeed possible