You need sleep to regulate mood and restore energy. If you’re having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or going back to sleep when you wake up in the night, you’re having a bout of insomnia. If you have insomnia for more than a few weeks, it can even cause you more worry about your sleep which then makes the problem worse: a cycle that takes on a life of its own. While insomnia often leads to irritability, trouble remembering, less energy, lower motivation, and mood swings, you can do something about it.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) offers solutions to help you identify the thoughts and behaviors that are affecting your sleep patterns. CBT-I will help you distinguish the good sleeping habits from the bad and also identify underlying problems or mental health concerns that can contribute to insomnia, like depression. Know that you might also be referred to a physician to rule out any medical conditions that can affect sleep, like sleep apnea.
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