Dawn uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), an evidence-based, first-line therapy recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, to help you sleep better.
By definition, you have chronic insomnia if you suffer from sleeping difficulties on more than three nights a week for at least three months. While the term "insomnia" is often misused, it simply means difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. So even if you meet your "sleep quota," you can still have insomnia.
With the stresses of modern-day life, short-term sleeping difficulties are natural and can happen to anyone. The trouble only begins when they persist. The ‘3P’ model explains why this occurs.
The onset of sleep problems is often a result of precipitating factors (P #1) or triggers that interact with existing predisposing factors (P #2), or genetic vulnerabilities and biological factors. These two on their own don’t cause much notable disruption but once they are both present, they lead to sleep symptoms. Between work, family, and everything else, many things can serve as potential triggers. Finally, the thoughts and behaviors that result from our struggles with sleeplessness form perpetuating factors (P #3) that then creates the persistent pattern of chronic insomnia.
Complete our 5 minute questionnaire to see if you are a fit for our sleep program.
Download the Dawn app, get introduced to your sleep coach, and work 1:1 with them.
Identify harmful sleep efforts and get recommended behavioral changes from your coach.
Our coaches are available at any time to answer any questions and change your program regimen.
Dawn's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I) is a holistic treatment approach that will help you sleep better by addressing the underlying issues contributing to your insomnia. Dawn’s program is comprehensive and includes teaching you how to improve your sleep drive and increase your ability to relax. What's more- unlike sleeping medications and antidepressants, which only work for as long as you take them, the benefits of CBT-I have been shown to support your sleep over time.
Founded on the behavioral principles that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are linked and influence one another, CBT-I helps manage sleep-disrupting thought and behavior patterns. With more than 80%+ of our participants reporting life-changing improvements to their sleep, join today and take back control of your sleep and your life!
Dr. Colleen Ehrnstrom is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty practice in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Areas of expertise include insomnia and other sleep disorders, anxiety, and depression.
Dr Ehrnstrom is the co-author of the book End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step by Step Guide to Help you Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep which offers a comprehensive, personalized sleep program that integrates the physiology of sleep, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).