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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

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

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

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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Common questions answered

Experts answer common questions A list of common sleep questions answered by a team of sleep experts is provided by the World Sleep Society. You may access these questions and answers via the link below.

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