Dawn’s evidence-based CBT-I sleep therapy can treat various forms of insomnia and sleep problems to help you sleep better.
Lying in bed for an extended period of time while awake can become a habit that eventually leads to poor sleep. Sleep restriction therapy, which is one of the most important behavioral interventions in CBT-I, shortens your time in bed. This increases your sleep drive, which is the innate force that causes you to fall asleep and stay asleep. In other words, sleep restriction increases the factors that allow you to sleep to outweigh the ones keeping you awake.
Sleep restriction aims to give you an understanding of being able to sleep without the stressful experience of overthinking it. You won't have to restrict your sleep forever, though. Once your sleep has improved, you can progressively increase the amount of time you spend in bed.
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Behavioral changes are amongst the most powerful methods for bringing about change. CBT-I is a systematic program that helps identify and replace thoughts and behaviors causing your sleep difficulties. It reframes your view of sleep, so you spend more time sleeping and less worrying about it.
Unlike medications, sleep therapy addresses the fundamental reasons for your sleep issues. In fact, research shows sleep therapy is more effective than sleeping pills in treating insomnia. It helps you calm your mind, adjust your thoughts and your routine. This means you sleep deeper and longer.
The only approach that has tangibly improved my sleep quality in the long run; it is simple, long-lasting and sustainable.
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.
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).