Insomnia occurs when an individual has persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep.
Individuals with chronic insomnia experience problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or feeling fatigued throughout the day. This can often be associated with significant distress and impairment in functioning. Individuals with insomnia may spend a lot of time worrying about sleep (both during the daytime and nighttime). They may become preoccupied with monitoring their bodies (“Am I tired yet?) or their environment (“What time is it?”) leading to increased arousal. This increase in arousal can be associated with more difficulty sleeping.
Approximately one third of all adults will suffer from insomnia in any
given year. One in ten adults will have persistent, chronic insomnia
that impacts their quality of life. Often the idea of going to regular
therapy appointments can seem daunting for those that are already
struggling to get to their jobs or are afraid of falling asleep while
they drive. The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can offer you a computerized treatment for Insomnia that will allow you to complete the majority of
your treatment at home with minimal therapist contact.