While everyone experiences periodic and temporary difficulties with sleep, chronic insomnia can have a profound effect on your emotions and functioning. If you are having difficulty with falling or staying asleep, learn skills and strategies to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.
Insomnia refers to persistent difficulties with the quantity or quality of sleep that leads to daytime fatigue, impaired memory, attention, or concentration, and often anxiety about sleep. Historically, insomnia was considered a symptom of other psychiatric and medical conditions, but recent research has shown that insomnia can be primary and lead to the onset of other psychological problems. Therefore, treatment of insomnia is critical for one’s physical and psychological health, productivity, and quality of life. CBT has been shown to be the most effective treatments for insomnia that leads to the sustained improvements over time. Learn how to change our sleep-related beliefs and behaviours that may be leading to insomnia in order to achieve long lasting improvements in your sleep.