At least 40 million Americans each year suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, and an additional 20 million experience sleeping problems. Our center's programs are designed to help you start sleeping again.
INSOMNIA is a symptom that can accompany several sleep, medical and psychiatric disorders, characterized by persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or difficulty staying asleep. It is estimated that about 70 million Americans regularly suffer from insomnia each year and is usually more common in women than in men.
In addition to the difficulty to fall asleep or stay asleep many people with Insomnia display the following symptoms:
- Low energy
- Lack of motivation
- Attention, concentration or memory problems
- Poor performance at school or work
- Extreme mood changes
- Daytime sleepiness
- Trouble making errors at work or while driving
- Tension, headaches or stomach aches
- Frustration or worry about your sleep
- Decreased quality of life
The recommended treatment for Insomnia is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Recent research has shown that cognitive behavior therapy is more effective than hypnotic medications in controlling insomnia.
- Cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy for insomnia: a randomized controlled trial and direct comparison, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15451764?dopt=Abstract