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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

Research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) can improve the timing and quality of sleep. You may fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and get better sleep [1].

Dr. McMahon can help you learn to overcome insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Unlike medications, CBT-I does not interfere with normal restful sleep, prevent you from awakening if needed, or leave you groggy.

By working with Dr. McMahon, you can learn to:

  • Recognize and change beliefs that interfere with your ability to sleep. For example, learning how to control or eliminate negative thoughts or worries that keep you awake.
  • Develop good sleep habits and avoid behaviors that keep you from sleeping well.

CBT-I can benefit most people with insomnia including older adults. The effects of CBT-I are long lasting and there is no evidence of negative side effects.

In addition to CBT-I, Dr. McMahon also teaches self-hypnosis for insomnia and helps people with a variety of other issues, including anxiety.

For more information, call Dr. McMahon at 1-415-625-3565 or see Insomnia Treatment Without Medication.


[1] Lovato N, et al. Evaluation of a brief treatment program of cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia in older adults. Sleep. 2014 Jan 1;37(1):117-26.