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Vol 12, No 2 (2015)
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Published online: 2015-06-03

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Cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of insomnia

Ewa Walacik-Ufnal
Psychiatria 2015;12(2):90-98.


Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and one of the most frequent psychiatric illnesses. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is well established and effective method of insomnia treatment. CBT has been found to be an effective treatment in insomnia patients and it is the psychological treatment of choice. CBT for insomnia includes cognitive and behavioral methods such as sleep restriction, stimulus control therapy, relaxation training, cognitive therapy, sleep hygiene or combination of all above-mentioned. This paper review psychological models of insomnia and studies on CBT for insomnia.