Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) refers to evidence-based therapeutic strategies, used singly or in combination, for modifying sleep-related thinking and behavior patterns known to cause or exacerbate insomnia that occurs alone (primary) or in association with other medical or mental health conditions (comorbid/secondary). Chronic insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, with estimated prevalence at approximately 10% of the general adult population. An additional 20% of the general adult population may also have a significant insomnia complaint that does not meet the diagnostic criteria. CBT-I is recognized as a first-line treatment for insomnia and, in many cases, is preferred over sedative-hypnotic medication.

Between 40% and 92% of all cases of insomnia occur in the context of mental health disorders. However, insomnia frequently persists despite targeted ...

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