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 .
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.
 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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24470701