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How does cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) treat insomnia?

CBT-I involves a combination of behavioral modification, such as setting a consistent sleep schedule and getting out of bed when you are struggling to sleep, with cognitive strategies, such as replacing unrealistic fears about sleeplessness with more helpful expectations. CBT-I recommendations are customized to address each patient’s individual needs and symptoms.

This content originally appeared on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine website.

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