Do you have trouble with sleeping just a couple of hours at night? Or maybe even not at all? Good news – you can now sleep for the whole night and you can do it without medicine. Even though you would have to be sleepless three nights a week for three months for an official diagnosis of insomnia, we believe that’s the point you don’t want to get to. Right? So let’s have a look at how to cure insomnia (or sleeplessness) without medicine.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I for short is an approved psychotherapeutic treatment, that treats insomnia. And it does so without the use of sleeping pills. Talking of sleeping pills, did you know that in 2007, the FDA even warned about sleeping pills causing people to do strange things, like sleep driving? Yeah, suddenly they don’t sound so cool, do they? They also usually come with the “hangover effect” and these are just two reasons they are not the first line of treatment for insomnia anymore.
So, how does CBT-I work exactly? Basically, it changes sleep habits and scheduling factors, as well as misconceptions about sleep and insomnia. Being backed by loads of empirical evidence, it helps reset your mindset and behavior to help you sleep better.
Treatment usually starts with keeping a sleep diary, which maps when and how much you’re sleeping and follows your progress through treatment. It includes regular visits to a clinician, who will give you a series of sleep assessments, and work with you in sessions to help you change the way you sleep. It might sound like a lot of work, but is it? CBT-I treatment typically runs four to eight once-a-week sessions and if that doesn’t sound like a good deal to sleep well for the rest of your life, well then…
But before you try CBT-I, have you tried NeoRhythm yet? Majority of our happy customers use it for better sleep and they are reporting about some crazy results! (In a good way). Unfortunately, NeoRhythm is not a magic wand (although it is pretty close to it), so there are still some things you have to do on your own to get a good night’s sleep. And of course, we have your back. Here are the tips. No, seriously. Please read them. They really make a difference.
Source: The Dallas Morning News