Unlike sleeping pills, CBT-I helps you overcome the underlying causes of your sleep problems.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia helps you identify and replace behaviours that cause or worsen sleep problems with habits that promote sound sleep.
Sleep medications can be an effective short-term treatment — for example, they can provide immediate relief during a period of high stress or grief. Some newer sleeping medications have been approved for longer use. But they may not be the best long-term insomnia treatment.
It’s important to treat the cause
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia may be a good treatment choice if you have long-term sleep problems, you’re worried about becoming dependent on sleep medications, or if medications aren’t effective or cause bothersome side effects.
Unlike pills, CBT-I addresses the underlying causes of insomnia rather than just relieving symptoms. But it takes time — and effort — to make it work. In some cases, a combination of sleep medication and CBT-I may be the best approach.
THIM has a CBT-I solution
THIM accurately determines sleep onset latency and tells you exactly how long you took to fall asleep. This is communicated via LED indicator lights on the THIM.
Green = 10 minutes
Blue = 20 minutes