It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. However, according to the National Sleep Foundation, 50-70 million adults in the United States alone suffer from some form of sleep disorder. This number is only increasing as our lives become more and more stressful. Sleep disorders can have a significant impact on our day-to-day lives, making it difficult to concentrate, feel rested, and be productive. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from insomnia, you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be. Fortunately, there is an effective program for insomnia that has been proven to work in clinical studies – and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
What is CBTI?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) is a structure-based approach that focuses on changing the thoughts and behaviors that contribute to sleep difficulties. Most CBTI programs last 4-8 weeks depending on the severity of your sleep issues. The goal of CBTI is to help people identify and change the behaviors and thoughts that keep them from sleeping properly. A CBTI program combines behavioral interventions like stimulus control, with cognitive strategies like re-framing negative thoughts about sleep. CBTI addresses both the behavioral and psychological aspects of insomnia simultaneously. This means that it equips individuals with tools and techniques to manage their sleep symptoms and improve sleep quality. Research has shown that CBTI programs can be just as effective as medication for improving sleep quality. Unlike medication, however, CBTI has long-lasting effects and teaches you skills that you can use for the rest of your life.
How can CBTI help with insomnia?
CBTI is increasingly recognized as the first line of approach for insomnia, as it can help improve sleep quality and quantity. CBTI helps with insomnia by targeting the specific factors that contribute to sleep difficulties. Techniques like stimulus control, sleep restriction, and cognitive restructuring are used simultaneously to improve sleep quality. CBTI also incorporates relaxation techniques and sleep hygiene practices to help individuals develop healthy sleep habits. Over time, these techniques work together to improve sleep. In fact, as many as 70-80% of people will see their insomnia symptoms improve with a CBTI program, most within just a few weeks.
The benefits of an online CBTI program
There are many benefits to choosing an online CBTI program over traditional programs. First, it is convenient and can be done from the comfort of your own home. This eliminates the need to travel to a medical office and makes it easier to fit the program into your busy schedule. Online CBTI programs are also typically more affordable than in-person programs, and they often provide access to the same evidence-based approaches. In addition to convenience and affordability, online CBTI programs are also customizable to fit individual needs. This means that participants can work at their own pace and focus on the specific sleep issues that they are experiencing. At Delta Sleep Coaching, all sleep coaches have decades of experience as registered sleep technologists, as well as have additional certifications in sleep health, so you can rest assured that you’re getting help from qualified and knowledgeable professionals.
How to get started with an online CBTI program
To get started with an online CBTI program, simply sign up for the Delta Sleep Coaching online CBTI program here. Delta Sleep Coaching also offers consultation calls for those who are on the fence about signing up for an online CBTI program, or maybe just need a few tips instead of a full program. Both options are available on the signup page.
Once you sign up for the online CBTI Program, you will get information on how to access the Delta Sleep Coaching Learning Center, complete the sleep questionnaire, fill out daily sleep diaries, and schedule your first phone conversation with your sleep coach. The great thing about the Delta Sleep Coaching online CBTI program is that you never have to leave home in order to improve your sleep!