INSOMNIA


Fragmented sleep patterns, particularly those caused by insomnia, harm our health and our day-to-day well-being.

Such cases require therapeutic intervention to improve the quality of sleep.

TREATMENT

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (or CBT-I) is an approach based on how the individual feels and thinks about sleep.



Its main goal is to identify the patterns of behaviour, thoughts, beliefs and habits that give rise to sleep problems.

It is important to clear up some common and unhelpful misconceptions about sleep:

  • Everyone needs 8 hours of sleep a night;
  • A bad night's sleep leads to poor performance during the following day;
  • A bad night's sleep impairs a person's functioning for a whole week;
  • It is necessary to take a nap in the middle of the day after a bad night's sleep;
  • If you spend more time in bed you sleep more;
  • It is possible lose control over your ability to sleep.