Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

What is CBT-I?

  • CBT-I stands for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia.
  • It is a behavioral treatment – this means we work together to improve your insomnia without the use of medications.

Who will I be seeing for treatment?

  • Dr. Hyde-Nolan, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in behavioral treatment for sleep disorders.

How does the treatment work?

  • Treatment typically lasts for 6, one-hour sessions that occur weekly or biweekly.
  • Sessions will include:
    • Obtaining a thorough history of your sleep patterns and habits.
    • Completing daily sleep diaries throughout the treatment. Sleep diaries are used to see how your sleep is changing over time so we can best fit the treatment to your specific needs.
    • Identifying and changing habits that are making your sleep worse.
    • Setting a structured sleep schedule that will improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
    • Eliminating any activities in the bedroom that do not promote sleep.
    • Addressing thoughts and beliefs about sleep that cause insomnia, or at least make the insomnia worse.

Is CBT-I right for me?

  • Cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia may be a good treatment choice if you:
    • Have long-term sleep difficulties
    • You are worried about becoming dependent on sleep medications
    • Sleep medications are not effective
    • You do not care for the side effects of sleep medications

How can I set up an appointment for CBT-I?

  • Please speak with your sleep physician to get a referral for CBT-I.
  • Appointments are offered at our Columbus Center (Novi) and New Center One (Detroit) locations.