People with anxiety-related problems frequently experience difficulties related to sleep. These difficulties can include insomnia (problems falling asleep, staying asleep, or both), poor sleep quality, and nightmares (sometimes related to prior experiences of trauma, though not always), among others.
At times, we request that individuals complete a formal sleep study to ensure that the causes of their sleep disruption do not require medical treatment (e.g., sleep apnea). If behavioral treatments are indicated, we can provide a range of interventions, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), as well as a specialized treatment for targeting nightmares. We also assist clients with developing habits that are more conducive to good sleep, as well as reducing anxiety symptoms that may contribute to sleep problems.