Benefits Of Insomnia Treatment
Highly structured sessions provide proven and effective relief, generally within 6 sessions. Traditional therapies are not helpful in treating insomnia.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the only research-proven therapeutic and drug-free treatment for insomnia. No single study has ever found any type of psychotherapy to be beneficial for insomnia.
Sleeping pills create long-term dependency. Eliminate expensive prescriptions and save hundreds to thousands of dollars over time.
Holistic treatments take into account mental and social factors, not just physical. While sleep may temporarily improve while taking a sleeping pill, as the pill is stopped, insomnia usually returns.
STOP TAKING SLEEPING PILLS
Sleeping pills fail to treat the causes of insomnia, which are thoughts and behaviors. Regular use of sleeping pills is no longer considered safe or appropriate due to sleeping pills' undesirable and potentially dangerous side effects, risks, and questions concerning efficacy.
We Can Assist You Or Your Loved One In Conquering Insomnia
Benefits Of Dr. Reiter & Associates
CONVENIENT OFFICE LOCATION
Between Bronx River Pkwy and Hutchinson River Pkwy; Near Bus Line and Metro North Train.
We are considered out of network, which allows us to focus on our patients instead of working for an insurance company.
FLEXIBLE APPOINTMENT TIMES
We offer therapy as early as 8 a.m. and as late as 8 p.m. (Mon-Fri) with availability on Saturdays to accommodate your busy schedule.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR INSOMNIA
Do you toss and turn at night? Can you not fall or stay asleep, despite trying everything you can think of? You’re not alone. More than 50% of adults now complain of difficulty sleeping, half of them chronically. Many people turn to sleeping pills as a result, placing a band-aid on the problem instead of treating the source of the issue. Sleeping pills are not the solution to insomnia. Fortunately, it is possible to successfully treat insomnia using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT has been endorsed by the National Institutes of Health as an effective and preferred method for treating insomnia.
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly effective therapeutic approach that has been used to treat a variety of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and insomnia. What makes CBT unique compared to other therapies is that it has been heavily researched and empirically proven to provide long-term relief of mental illness symptoms.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is founded on the idea that some of our mental health problems are caused by negative thought and behavioral patterns. CBT focuses on challenging the unhelpful patterns, providing relief from troubling symptoms. While you cannot change your circumstances, you can change the way you react to them.
Research Studies On CBT Show The Following:
- 75% of insomnia patients experience significantly improved sleep
- The majority become normal sleepers
- 85- 90% of patients reduce or eliminate sleeping pills
- CBT is more effective than sleeping pills
Insomnia can only be treated effectively by addressing the underlying causes of insomnia, which are your thoughts and behaviors. Your negative thoughts and behaviors that are associated with poor sleep are learned and can be unlearned through CBT.
Techniques Taught In CBT Include:
- Changing sleep thoughts and behaviors
- lifestyle habits that will improve sleep
- Relaxation techniques
WHO WOULD BENEFIT:
- Individuals with problems falling asleep or waking during the night
- Individuals who wish to reduce or eliminate sleep medications
What Does CBT For Insomnia Look Like?
CBT For Insomnia Includes:
- An initial individual assessment
- Five individual treatment sessions over a six-week period