Are you having sleep problems? Are you having difficulty falling or staying asleep? At Crasmere Psychiatric Services, PC, we offer cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia at our therapy office in Staten Island. Crasmere Psychiatric Services offers the highest quality psychiatric and counseling services by using proven effective therapeutic approaches based on current mental health research to help you cope and overcome your anxiety. A skilled mental health therapist, such as a psychiatrist , psychologist or licensed clinical social worker, can help identify the root cause of your insomnia, offer assistance in gaining deeper insight and develop successful coping skills. You can expect a warm, inviting and respectful atmosphere at Crasmere.
Insomnia affects many people. It is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, sometimes called CBT-I, is an effective treatment for chronic sleep problems and is usually recommended as the first line of treatment. At our therapy office in Staten Island, we use cognitive behavioral therapy to help you sleep better. It is a structured program that helps you identify and replace thoughts and behaviors that cause or worsen sleep problems with habits that promote sound sleep. Unlike sleeping pills, CBT-I helps you overcome the underlying causes of your sleep problems. To help us identify how to best treat your insomnia, your sleep therapist may have you keep a detailed sleep diary for one to two weeks. The cognitive part of CBT-I teaches you to recognize and change beliefs that affect your ability to sleep. This type of therapy can help you control or eliminate negative thoughts and worries that keep you awake. The behavioral part of CBT-I helps you develop good sleep habits and avoid behaviors that keep you from sleeping well.
CBT-I at our therapy office in Staten Island gives you several methods to work with. Stimulus control therapy helps remove factors that condition your mind to resist sleep. Sleep restriction starts out by reducing the time you spend in bed until it is gradually increased. Sleep hygiene encourages you to make lifestyle changes that may affect sleep, such as alcohol before bedtime. Improving your sleep environment provides ways to create a comfortable sleep environment. We support relaxation training to calm your mind and body. Although it seems paradoxical, remaining passively awake involves avoiding any effort to fall asleep. This eliminates the worry that you cannot fall asleep. And biofeedback can be used to monitor and adjust biological signs. For these and other helpful remedies, give us a call and learn to enjoy restful sleep.