The Sleep Doctor's Insomnia Clinic for Adults and Children
What can I do tonight for better sleep?
Try my Banana Tea: has 2-3 times the magnesium of a plain banana and will help drift you off to dream land!
Start with one whole Banana, cut off the top and the bottom, but leave on the skin (this is where all the magnesium is!).
Cut it in half and put it in 3 cups of boiling water (fruit and skin).
Boil for 3-5 minutes.
Drain the water into a mug for drinking.
Add sweetener ( honey, cinnamon, whatever you like)
Drink 20 minutes before lights out.
Adult Therapy FAQ'S
How do I know if I have insomnia?
If it takes you longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep, more than 3 times a week, for more than 30 days, or
if you wake up in the middle of the night, and it takes you longer than 30 minutes to fall back asleep, more than 3 days a week, for more than 30 days,
Then you may have insomnia.
Can I complete the cognitive behaviorial therapy program while taking sleeping pills?
Yes, we can work with your prescribing physician to slowly remove the medication, while completing the program. This must be done under your prescribing doctor's supervision.
How long will it take me to complete the program? The initial assessment will take 60-90 minutes. You will complete several questionnaires and a full medical history. I will be there to answer any questions and to show you how to complete the sleep diary.The next week, during a 30-60 minute session, I will present you with my analysis of your information, a treatment plan, and help you develop treatment goals. I will then work with you, at your own pace, through the 4 phases of the program. The number of sessions per patient will vary depending on the type of insomnia you have, how long you have had it, and compliance with the program. The average treatment takes 8-15 sessions total. You did not get insomnia overnight, so it will take some time to learn how to sleep again.
What can I expect as a parent if my child has a behavioral sleep problem?
Childhood behavioral sleep problems are unique in almost every circumstance. There will be an initial evaluation, including a diagnostic interview with you and your child, often separately. Next, a home visit may be required, or some type of nighttime observation to see the problem "in action". Then, an analysis of the behavior is given, and a treatment protocol is outlined so treatment can begin.
The number of sessions will vary, and an estimate will be given in the assessment.