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Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy located in Kew Gardens Hills, Flushing, NY

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in America, affecting around 40 million people every year. Insomnia can affect everything from your mood to your productivity, but you don’t have to struggle. At Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC, Benjamin Grysman, PhD and his providers, have treated countless patients in Kew Gardens Hills in Flushing, New York, for insomnia and its accompanying symptoms. If you struggle to get a quality night’s sleep, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Insomnia Q & A

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. People with insomnia often wake up very early and cannot fall back asleep, or wake up extremely tired. 

Along with having trouble sleeping, people with insomnia also experience symptoms like:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Decreased productivity

If you cannot sleep, even when you have the chance in ideal conditions to do so, you may have insomnia. 

What causes insomnia?

In order to treat your insomnia, the practice first gets an understanding of what the underlying cause is. Insomnia is a complicated disorder that is the result of factors such as:

Medical conditions

Certain medical conditions, like asthma or arthritis, cause insomnia, or other symptoms that lead to insomnia. Some medications used to treat conditions like heart disease or high blood pressure also cause insomnia.

Psychological conditions

Insomnia is a common symptom of psychological conditions like anxiety and depression. These conditions can make your insomnia worse.  

Behavioral choices

Bad habits and unhealthy behaviors, like sleeping irregular hours or working too close to bedtime, may contribute to your insomnia and make it worse. Certain substances, like alcohol or caffeine too close to bedtime, can also contribute to disturbed sleep.

Some people are also genetically predisposed to insomnia, even when they follow good sleep habits. No matter the cause of your insomnia, Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC, can help you get a good night’s sleep again.

How do you treat insomnia?

Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC, treats insomnia with cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). 

CBT-I is a kind of talk therapy that emphasizes the effect your thinking has on the way you feel and act. Through your therapy sessions, CBT helps you identify unhelpful thought patterns and replace them with more adaptive ones. 

By recognizing when and how your thoughts disturb your sleep, you can reshape these thoughts into healthier ones that promote a good night’s sleep. CBT also addresses underlying issues that cause your insomnia, like anxiety or depression, and helps you manage these conditions so that they affect your sleep less.

The practice also works with trusted psychiatrists in the area who can prescribe medication that works in combination with your CBT sessions at Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC. 

To learn more about how psychotherapy can help you get a good night’s sleep again, call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.