Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) in Greenwich, CT
What is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia?
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, also known as CBTi, is a treatment approach that involves a variety of treatment strategies designed to help patients initiate and maintain sleep without the use of medications. This treatment may also involve seeing a behavioral sleep psychologist.
What does CBTi involve?
The method of CBTi practiced by insomnia specialist, Dr. Samit Malhotra, includes a comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s sleep habits, attitudes, and his or her knowledge concerning sleep. Specific treatment strategies used with CBTi may include:
- Sleep scheduling recommendations
- Patient sleep education
- Mindfulness training
- Sleep hygiene education
- Stimulus control therapy
- Relaxation training
- Cognitive therapy
- Sleep consolidation therapy
- System regulations
Dr. Malhotra tailors his treatments to meet the specific needs of each patient. In some cases, a combination of CBTi and medical management may be needed to achieve the best treatment outcomes.
In some cases, cognitive behavioral therapy may also be employed for patients suffering from sleep apnea who have been prescribed a CPAP mask, but who are having trouble with CPAP compliance. CBT can help improve compliance with the device, thus maximizing its effectiveness.
If you are suffering from insomnia and are interested in learning more about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBTi) or want to learn if you are a candidate for this insomnia treatment, the first step is to schedule an appointment with a doctor who specializes in sleep medicine. Dr. Malhotra is a trusted sleep specialist in CT, with extensive experience in treating patients suffering from insomnia. Call (203) 422-7940 today, or schedule an appointment using this form.