Why Can’t I Sleep?

Sleep problems are increasingly common today. They can be both physically and psychologically exhausting. Additionally, the symptoms of sleep disturbance can significantly interfere with all areas of people’s lives and are associated with depressed mood and anxiety. In fact, sleep disturbance is so closely associated with depression and anxiety, in many cases it’s the sleep disturbance that is causing the depression/anxiety. Sometimes, when sleep problems are corrected, people no longer meet criteria for a diagnosis of clinical depression or anxiety. The gold standard for long-term treatment of insomnia is a form of psychotherapy known as CBTI. In the case of long-term sleeping problems, medication is not a permanent solution and can be addictive. CBTI is now the first-line treatment of insomnia. Clarity has a psychologist with extensive experience successfully using CBTI to treat insomnia.