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SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK: WHY & WHEN TO SEEK TREATMENT FOR INSOMNIA

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:

View the first CVN Blog post this week on Sleep Awareness. To learn more about what Cohen Clinic counseling sessions focus on when it comes to CBT-I, click here.

By Kate Sullivan
CVN Clinc Communications Manager