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    Therapy for Insomnia

    Sleep offers a sweet refuge from the day’s hustle and bustle, allowing us to momentarily set aside our worries and recharge our bodies. It’s not just a luxury; it’s a necessity for our well-being. Through a good night’s sleep, we gain a fresh perspective, sharpen our problem-solving skills, and bolster our defenses against stress, maintaining a healthy weight, and warding off serious health conditions like diabetes and heart disease.

    We’ve all stumbled through days feeling like we’re walking through molasses, trapped in a fog of exhaustion. For many, this fog is a daily reality, significantly impacting their quality of life.

    Evaluating your sleep is part of the comprehensive assessment during our first session. We will dive into your sleep patterns and habits to understand how they affect your daily life. Insomnia often signals underlying issues like anxiety, depression, grief, or stress, and the lack of sleep can exacerbate these conditions or arise as a consequence. By improving your sleep routine, we can alleviate some of these symptoms and improve your overall well-being.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) offers hope for those struggling with sleep disturbances. This structured approach requires dedication and willingness to engage in homework between sessions, such as journaling and maintaining a sleep log. However, it’s crucial to recognize that CBT-I may not be effective if there are underlying medical conditions requiring attention from a physician.

    In cases where insomnia is linked to chronic illness, the effectiveness of CBT-I may be limited. Nevertheless, psychotherapy remains a valuable resource, providing strategies to navigate the challenges of chronic illness and the accompanying sleep disruptions. Together, we’ll chart a course toward restful nights and rejuvenating sleep, empowering you to face each day with vigor and resilience.

    If sleep disturbances are impacting your life, therapy may offer the support you need. Reach out to Rachelle Burrell, MSW, LCSW, and take the first step toward a better night’s sleep and improved well-being.