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CBT-I research

A plethora of research studies have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT-I. Below, I have listed some of the more recent studies with links to abstracts relating to these studies. At the bottom of the listing I have also provided links to the current European and the United States practice guidelines.   Some recent studies Cognitive behavioural...

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Insomnia and disease risk

Insomnia and disease risk   Cognitive function After a very poor night’s sleep, most of us have all experienced fatigue, brain fog, short temper and a lack of focus. Adequate sleep is a prerequisite for people to feel sharp, concentrate, proficiently assimilate information, and learn. Inadequate sleep negatively impacts problem-solving skills and the...

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  Introduction “Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker (c. 1572 – 1632)   Getting enough quality sleep is essential for good physical and mental health, and reduces the risk of ill-health. We are all well aware of the difference between a good night’s sleep and a poor one. Sleeping well makes us feel...

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Treatment Program

Treatment Program   CBT-I is a multi-component treatment that addresses cognitions and behaviours that interfere with sleep. The protocol is semi-structured in relation to the order of treatment components and the number of treatment sessions. Many clients experience improvements in their sleep quality in as little as three sessions, some require more...

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  About insomnia     “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” – Charlotte Brontë What is insomnia? The word “insomnia” comes from the Latin words “in” (no) and “Somnus”. In Roman mythology Somnus is the god of sleep. A very short and simple answer to the question above is that insomnia is difficulty with sleeping, and it may involve difficulty...

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About Sheena

  Sheena L. Hopkins BSSc, AdDipCBT, DBPsych, PGCI, CSSC, MCMA Insomnia Specialist Certified CBTi Clinician   Sheena is an Insomnia Specialist and a Certified CBT for Insomnia Clinician. After earning an Honours degree at University College Dublin and a Post-graduate Certificate in Education at Brunel University London, Sheena became a teacher. She taught...

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