To schedule an appointment with Dr. Breus
Please call
480-999-5900

The Sleep Doctor's Insomnia Clinic for Adults and Children

 

The Program
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Insomnia in Adults

CBTI (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) is a research based, structured technique with proven results. In some cases it has been shown to be more effective than medication, and has longer lasting results. During treatment we will discover how you think about sleep, and how these thoughts affect your feelings and sleep habits. You will also learn how to change your sleep habits and behaviors to help you sleep. 

The initial evaluation will last 90 minutes. You will be asked to keep a sleep journal at home and bring it with you each week for review. In some cases we may be able to to this electronically.

Therapy will last from 8-15 sessions depending on how long you have had insomnia, treatment compliance, and if you are currently taking sleep medication.

Childhood Sleep Problems

Children go through developmental sleep stages that can present many challenges as they grow.  I use only behavioral techniques and no sleep medications to help children with:
  • Bedtime Problems
  • Nightwakings
  • Nighttime Fears
  • Nightmares
  • Sleepwalking
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome

 

The 4 Components of Therapy

1) Sleep Restriction: Sleep restriction asks that you limit your time in bed to the actual time you are sleeping. This may seem strange, but your body needs to get used to being asleep while in bed. 

2) Sleep Hygiene Education: Learn and adopt sleep hygiene recommendations that are realistic and effective.

3) Cognitive Restructuring: Understand your thoughts and ideas about sleep, challenge and reshape them as needed.

4) Meditation and Relaxation Training: Learn and incorporate special breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques into your nightly routine.


 To schedule an appointment with Dr. Breus, 
Call 480-999-5900

Telephone consultations available

Please contact our office for information about fees.  
The office does not bill insurance or other third party carriers but is happy to provide a bill for that purpose.

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