Insomnia therapy: What works, what doesn’t?

In these stressful times, nearly 30% of the U.S. population complains of disturbed sleep patterns, according to a survey by the National Sleep Foundation. And sales of sleep medications are on the rise — 56,287,000 prescriptions were dispensed last year, a 7% increase since 2007, data from IMS Health show.

The most successful treatment, according to a study in The Journal of the American Medical Association in May, is a combination of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia and medication, but the long-term outcome is improved when medication is discontinued during treatment. Perlis says eight weeks of therapy shows benefits. As reported in USA Today by By Janice Lloyd. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) does work and help. You don’t have to suffer or lose anymore sleep.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.