It’s no secret that poor sleep is problematic, greatly impacting the health and well-being of veterans and military families. But what just might be the best kept secret is that there is sleep-specific treatment available to them at low or no-cost through the Cohen Veterans Network. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is considered the most effective non-drug treatment for chronic insomnia and a variety of other types of sleep-related issues. The goal of CBT-I is to change thoughts and habits that prevent quality sleep.
Crystal Shelton, Senior Vice President of Clinical Programs, offers some insight into the therapy:
Shelton adds there are a number of reasons why veterans face issues around sleep:
But how does one know when or if they should seek treatment for sleep problems? Shelton notes that there is no reason to struggle with insomnia:
By Kate Sullivan
CVN Clinc Communications Manager