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Posted by on Jun 1, 2021 in Uncategorized |

Introduction Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a very effective treatment and is recommended as first-line treatment for chronic insomnia. However, an additional treatment approach may be appropriate for an individual who doesn’t respond well to CBT-I or experiences only partial symptomatic relief. In such cases, it may be appropriate...

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Breathe Well Sleep Well

Posted by on Mar 1, 2021 in Uncategorized |

Breathe Well to Sleep Well   Breathing correctly during sleep is crucially important. However, dysfunctional breathing is usually an unrecognised and unaddressed factor, in regard to obtaining quality sleep. Most people have little awareness of how they breathe when they’re awake; let alone when they’re asleep. Whilst we have no conscious control over how...

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Mindfulness for Insomnia

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Uncategorized |

Mindfulness for Insomnia   Some people in Western cultures have preconceived notions of mindfulness as being linked to a specific religion or practice. The practice of mindfulness comes from the Eastern concept of smriti, a Sanskrit word meaning awareness, or in a more nuanced translation, to come back to awareness. As a meditation practice, mindfulness is...

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CBT-I research

Posted by on Jan 5, 2021 in Uncategorized |

A plethora of research studies have clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of CBT-I. Below, I have listed some of the more recent studies with links to abstracts relating to these studies. At the bottom of the listing I have also provided links to the current European and the United States practice guidelines.   Some recent studies Cognitive behavioural...

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