CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) is a widely proven method used by sleep and other medical professionals to treat sleep disorders, even when compared to sleep medications. The approach includes an in-depth analysis of current behavioral patterns, thoughts, and feelings associated with sleep in addition to a number of exercises to reverse harmful habits and associations. The American College of Physicians recommends CBT-I as the first-line treatment for chronic insomnia.
A typical CBT-I program can last from three weeks to three months and includes ongoing practice of new habits and behaviors to reset subconscious and conscious relationships with one’s bed and sleep. CBT-I is offered by sleep clinicians all over the world, but the demand for this programming far outweighs the supply. Often, one will join a multi-week or month wait list in hopes of attending a clinic-based CBT-I program. Luckily, it’s been proven that digital CBT-I can be just as effective while being used in the comfort of one’s home, which is consistent with Full Sleep’s early data. The program is primarily based on those proven CBT-I principles.