Does it take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, or do you wake up during the night and have trouble returning to sleep, or do you wake up earlier than desired?
Do you have daytime symptoms such as fatigue, moodiness, sleepiness or reduced energy?
Do you give yourself enough time in bed to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night?
Do you go to bed in a safe, dark, comfortable, and quiet space that should allow you to sleep well?
Have you had these sleep difficulties for more than three months?
You may have brief insomnia disorder or short term insomnia.
If you have insomnia for fewer than three months, it is considered brief or short-term insomnia. This can be a normal response to any life event that may have shifted your sleep patterns or habits such as stress or illness. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be helpful in this situation, but simply returning to good sleep hygiene may help you restore healthy sleep patterns. Connect with me for a no-cost initial consultation to see if you could benefit from sleep therapy.
You may have chronic insomnia.
If you’ve had insomnia for at least three months (chronic insomnia), consider booking an appointment with me to discuss whether cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia could be a good fit for you. With practice, sleep therapy may help to reduce or eliminate your current sleep difficulties over the long term.