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We believe that healthy sleep patterns are critical for both physical and mental health and we typically include sleep management as part of a treatment plan. Read below for information about sleep problems and some of the ways we can help.
We know that sleep deprivation leads to significant impairment in emotional, cognitive and physical well-being.
In 2020, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine reported that approximately 58% of children and adolescents are not getting enough sleep. Even mild sleep deprivation was found to result in problems with concentration, impulse control, mood problems, aggression and anxiety.
We know that a sleep problem is both a cause and effect of mental health concerns. Did you know:
CBTi (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia) is the "gold standard" of behavioral treatment for sleep disorders. Like other CBT techniques, the goal of CBTi is to replace unhealthy sleep-related thoughts and behaviors with those that promote healthy sleep.
Specific techniques include improving sleep hygiene, sleep environment optimization, sleep efficiency training, etc. When individuals commit to the treatment recommendations, we see remarkable improvement within a few weeks to a couple of months.
We also work with parents to help young children through adolescents improve sleep habits.
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