Negative Effects On Sleep

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there has been no evidence that this therapy has negative side effects. CBT-I looks to help the individual improve on their sleeping habits and routines. The cognitive part teaches you to understand and learn new ways that can positively change your sleeping abilities. An example would be educating oneself to regulate and adjust negative thoughts that keep you from sleeping. The behavioral part helps the individual improve on good sleep habits and get rid of routines that keep you from sleeping. Depending on what your sleeping problems are, you may be suggested to use some of the techniques that the CBT-I uses. One of the first techniques is called, stimulus control therapy. This technique helps you get rid of the negative influences that keeps …show more content…
When your sleeping improves, you will be allowed more time in your bed little at a time. The next technique is called, sleep hygiene. This technique has you change your everyday life habits that affects your sleep. For instance, drinking too much caffeine later in the day and not getting your body enough exercise. This technique also helps you with better routines to use before bed to help you to get better sleep, such as other methods to help you get ready for bed an hour to two before your bedtime. Another technique is, sleep environment improvement. This technique creates an atmosphere where you can have a comfortable sleep environment by keeping your bedroom quiet, with the all lights off and cool, without a TV in there, and putting your clock somewhere you can’t see it. Next technique is relaxation training, this helps the person learn how to calm their body and mind. Methods to this technique are, meditation, imagery, yoga, and muscle relaxation. Remaining passively awake, is another technique under the CBT-I therapy, or can also be called paradoxical …show more content…
Ironically, if you worry that you won’t be able to go to sleep can keep you from sleeping. Getting rid of this will help you relax and it let it be easier for you to fall asleep. The last technique under this therapy is called the, biofeedback. This lets the individual to witness your natural signs like your muscle tension and heart rate, it also lets you see how to modify those natural signs. Your therapist will probably let you take a biofeedback device back home to note your daily routines. These notes could help recognize the person’s daily routine that negatively affects their sleep. CBT-I take a lot of consistent practice, while some methods of this therapy may cause you to lose sleep at first but eventually your sleep will improve. The most effective treatment with this therapy may be a combination of these methods. This therapy can be beneficial to almost anyone with

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