Sleep or Insomnia Therapists in Boston, MA

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Jenae Spencer
Counselor, LMHC, LPC, BCB, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people improve their well-being and regain a sense of hope. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), I help clients improve sleep by exploring beliefs and circadian rhythm issues that hinder sleep. CBT-I is a powerful protocol that the American College of Physicians recognizes as the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia. In addition to sleep therapy, I utilize biofeedback to train heart rate variability (HRV), which aids in regulating nervous system functioning, decreasing anxiety, enhancing emotional regulation, and improving stress management.
I am passionate about helping people improve their well-being and regain a sense of hope. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), I help clients improve sleep by exploring beliefs and circadian rhythm issues that hinder sleep. CBT-I is a powerful protocol that the American College of Physicians recognizes as the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia. In addition to sleep therapy, I utilize biofeedback to train heart rate variability (HRV), which aids in regulating nervous system functioning, decreasing anxiety, enhancing emotional regulation, and improving stress management.
(339) 217-5632 View (339) 217-5632
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Dr. Marissa Alert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Chronic stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, or depression – they can feel like unwelcome guests, wreaking havoc on your performance, relationships, and well-being. As a busy professional in a high-pressure industry, you know the struggle all too well. But remember, even high-octane engines need tune-ups, and that's where I come in. I'm a clinical health psychologist who specializes in helping high-achieving professionals like you tackle stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, and depression while enhancing your overall well-being. I tailor evidence-based approaches like CBT and ACT to your unique needs to help ensure optimal results.
Chronic stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, or depression – they can feel like unwelcome guests, wreaking havoc on your performance, relationships, and well-being. As a busy professional in a high-pressure industry, you know the struggle all too well. But remember, even high-octane engines need tune-ups, and that's where I come in. I'm a clinical health psychologist who specializes in helping high-achieving professionals like you tackle stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, and depression while enhancing your overall well-being. I tailor evidence-based approaches like CBT and ACT to your unique needs to help ensure optimal results.
(339) 231-8288 View (339) 231-8288
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Anna O Levin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116
Waitlist for new clients
You can reclaim your life from anxiety, stress, and medical concerns. You can live a more vibrant and healthy life, and I can walk with you every step of the way through your major struggles and everyday experiences. I will support you in taking action to improve what you can control and navigate what you can’t with deep compassion. You do not have to face these problems alone. Together we will explore the approaches and tools to help you define and move towards a life filled with what matters most to you. My additional subspecialties include: cancer, insomnia, and working with caregivers of those facing medical illness.
You can reclaim your life from anxiety, stress, and medical concerns. You can live a more vibrant and healthy life, and I can walk with you every step of the way through your major struggles and everyday experiences. I will support you in taking action to improve what you can control and navigate what you can’t with deep compassion. You do not have to face these problems alone. Together we will explore the approaches and tools to help you define and move towards a life filled with what matters most to you. My additional subspecialties include: cancer, insomnia, and working with caregivers of those facing medical illness.
(508) 625-0137 View (508) 625-0137
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Andy Steinmark
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101  (Online Only)
Hello, and thank you for stopping by to learn how I can be of service to you. I'm a formally trained health psychologist with expertise in the areas of creating and living a healthy life-style, work-life balance, stress management, depression, anxiety, and with specializations in chronic insomnia, and living with chronic illness. I collaborate with individuals interested in taking an active role in creating a life of meaning and fulfillment--of greater vitality. Treatment is focused, values-based, and goal oriented--as well as being frequently brief. Additionally, I also assist individuals in more fully developing their potential.
Hello, and thank you for stopping by to learn how I can be of service to you. I'm a formally trained health psychologist with expertise in the areas of creating and living a healthy life-style, work-life balance, stress management, depression, anxiety, and with specializations in chronic insomnia, and living with chronic illness. I collaborate with individuals interested in taking an active role in creating a life of meaning and fulfillment--of greater vitality. Treatment is focused, values-based, and goal oriented--as well as being frequently brief. Additionally, I also assist individuals in more fully developing their potential.
(413) 998-0851 View (413) 998-0851
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Bruce Z Berman
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02101
Would you like to see you or a child or parent of yours improve their sleep, memory, mood, interaction with others and academic or job performance? Are you interested in reducing high blood pressure, migraines and other stress related conditions? Does improving your relationship to self and others interest you?
Would you like to see you or a child or parent of yours improve their sleep, memory, mood, interaction with others and academic or job performance? Are you interested in reducing high blood pressure, migraines and other stress related conditions? Does improving your relationship to self and others interest you?
(617) 858-8790 View (617) 858-8790
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Dr. Natalie Wilver
Psychologist, PhD, PSYPACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114
I'm here to support you through a variety of concerns such as chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal distress, and adjustment to chronic health difficulties.
Starting therapy can be difficult. It is not easy to share your vulnerabilities in general, let alone with a completely new person! My hope as a provider is to create a space where you can feel empowered to make desired changes while being met with compassion and validation. I offer in-person therapy for adults in Northern VA and online therapy in VA, MA, and all PSYPACT states (see psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap for details on PSYPACT states). My approach to treatment is collaborative. It is my goal to provide you with treatment that is both evidence-based and individualized so that you feel treatment is meeting your specific needs.
I'm here to support you through a variety of concerns such as chronic stress, insomnia, anxiety, life transitions, interpersonal distress, and adjustment to chronic health difficulties.
Starting therapy can be difficult. It is not easy to share your vulnerabilities in general, let alone with a completely new person! My hope as a provider is to create a space where you can feel empowered to make desired changes while being met with compassion and validation. I offer in-person therapy for adults in Northern VA and online therapy in VA, MA, and all PSYPACT states (see psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap for details on PSYPACT states). My approach to treatment is collaborative. It is my goal to provide you with treatment that is both evidence-based and individualized so that you feel treatment is meeting your specific needs.
(571) 380-7521 View (571) 380-7521
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Eric Zhou
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Are you struggling from sleepless nights and feel like you have "tried everything"? If you are tired of feeling tired and want to improve your sleep, I can help. Imagine what it would feel like to wake up in the morning and feel rested, refreshed, and ready to take on your day. This is possible without the use of prescription or over-the-counter medications. Even if you have trouble shutting your mind off at night, or are coping with anxiety or depression, we can work together to significantly improve your sleep at night. With better sleep comes the strength to tackle your biggest challenges.
Are you struggling from sleepless nights and feel like you have "tried everything"? If you are tired of feeling tired and want to improve your sleep, I can help. Imagine what it would feel like to wake up in the morning and feel rested, refreshed, and ready to take on your day. This is possible without the use of prescription or over-the-counter medications. Even if you have trouble shutting your mind off at night, or are coping with anxiety or depression, we can work together to significantly improve your sleep at night. With better sleep comes the strength to tackle your biggest challenges.
(617) 651-0851 View (617) 651-0851
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Laura Depko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ACT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02101
Competitive and retired athletes/performers, people with anxiety/stress, and people suffering from insomnia. I am one of the only clinicians in the country who is certified in CBT, CBT-Insomnia, and Sports Psychology/CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant). As a former DI athlete, I bring a personal and professional understanding to the table. I have worked with collegiate athletes at all Division levels and am additionally licensed in the following states: New York (NY), Georgia (GA), Nevada (NV), Vermont (VT), South Carolina (SC), Delaware (DE), Connecticut (CT), New Mexico (NM), Tennessee (TN), and Pennsylvania (PA)
Competitive and retired athletes/performers, people with anxiety/stress, and people suffering from insomnia. I am one of the only clinicians in the country who is certified in CBT, CBT-Insomnia, and Sports Psychology/CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant). As a former DI athlete, I bring a personal and professional understanding to the table. I have worked with collegiate athletes at all Division levels and am additionally licensed in the following states: New York (NY), Georgia (GA), Nevada (NV), Vermont (VT), South Carolina (SC), Delaware (DE), Connecticut (CT), New Mexico (NM), Tennessee (TN), and Pennsylvania (PA)
(732) 838-9815 View (732) 838-9815
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Thierry Guedj
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02119
Trained at Boston University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Thierry Guedj skillfully guides senior executives, entrepreneurs and driven professionals through their toughest leadership, career, and relationship challenges. Many of Dr, Guedj's clients come to him with a combination of challenges such as high stress, unsatisfactory work/life balance, career uncertainty, or sleep issues. Thankfully, through expert confidential guidance, actionable steps and unwavering support, his clients make quick and measurable progress toward improving their life and career satisfaction. A complimentary 30-minute initial consultation is available.
Trained at Boston University and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Thierry Guedj skillfully guides senior executives, entrepreneurs and driven professionals through their toughest leadership, career, and relationship challenges. Many of Dr, Guedj's clients come to him with a combination of challenges such as high stress, unsatisfactory work/life balance, career uncertainty, or sleep issues. Thankfully, through expert confidential guidance, actionable steps and unwavering support, his clients make quick and measurable progress toward improving their life and career satisfaction. A complimentary 30-minute initial consultation is available.
(857) 574-4893 View (857) 574-4893
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Samantha Meints
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
When we feel stuck, sometimes we need some help to get our lives back on track. I work with clients with a variety of concerns including chronic pain, chronic health conditions, women's health issues, medical trauma, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Together, we work to minimize stress, pain, and discomfort while maximizing quality of life. I provide both brief and long-term therapy to help clients set and reach goals according to their own personal values.
When we feel stuck, sometimes we need some help to get our lives back on track. I work with clients with a variety of concerns including chronic pain, chronic health conditions, women's health issues, medical trauma, insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Together, we work to minimize stress, pain, and discomfort while maximizing quality of life. I provide both brief and long-term therapy to help clients set and reach goals according to their own personal values.
(978) 541-4360 View (978) 541-4360
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Matthew Sullivan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
, improve sleep, quit smoking, increase physical activity, reduce unhealthy eating), and overcome substance use disorders.
I believe that an effective therapist should help to organize our understanding of our strengths, our ways of thinking and acting, and the impact our social and cultural context has on us. This work helps us to better understand the sources of our distress and guides our selection from among a broad range of useful therapeutic approaches for coping. I believe that therapeutic change is heavily dependent on each client’s goals and motivation, and it is the job of a therapist to create a safe and trusting space in which to inspire and encourage this change.
, improve sleep, quit smoking, increase physical activity, reduce unhealthy eating), and overcome substance use disorders.
I believe that an effective therapist should help to organize our understanding of our strengths, our ways of thinking and acting, and the impact our social and cultural context has on us. This work helps us to better understand the sources of our distress and guides our selection from among a broad range of useful therapeutic approaches for coping. I believe that therapeutic change is heavily dependent on each client’s goals and motivation, and it is the job of a therapist to create a safe and trusting space in which to inspire and encourage this change.
(617) 826-5974 View (617) 826-5974
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Jason Samlin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with people coping with medical illness, and also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
When the demands of our lives become overwhelming, we can feel trapped and powerless in our suffering. Often, we then seek to avoid or ignore our emotional pain, rather than address it. In my work as a clinical psychologist, I strive to help individuals approach their experiences in a way that reduces suffering and promotes health. With a genuine, compassionate, and collaborative therapy style, I work with adults to reconnect with their values and increase the sense of ease in their lives. My approach is strongly rooted in mindfulness-based therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I specialize in working with people coping with medical illness, and also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
When the demands of our lives become overwhelming, we can feel trapped and powerless in our suffering. Often, we then seek to avoid or ignore our emotional pain, rather than address it. In my work as a clinical psychologist, I strive to help individuals approach their experiences in a way that reduces suffering and promotes health. With a genuine, compassionate, and collaborative therapy style, I work with adults to reconnect with their values and increase the sense of ease in their lives. My approach is strongly rooted in mindfulness-based therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(857) 366-4278 View (857) 366-4278
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Laura Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I am trained in CBT for Insomnia.
I strive to provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere where clients are free to explore their difficulties as well as reconnect with and harness their strengths. I aim to create a space where growth, healing, and transformation can occur. I do this by using a client-centered approach, listening kindly, and offering constructive feedback to help clients challenge self-defeating beliefs and behaviors.
I am trained in CBT for Insomnia.
I strive to provide a warm, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere where clients are free to explore their difficulties as well as reconnect with and harness their strengths. I aim to create a space where growth, healing, and transformation can occur. I do this by using a client-centered approach, listening kindly, and offering constructive feedback to help clients challenge self-defeating beliefs and behaviors.
(339) 217-8036 View (339) 217-8036
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Kelly M. Jones, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02109
Coaching can help improve attention and concentration, stop chronic disorganization and lateness, help you complete tasks in a timely manner, improve study and test taking skills, improve your quality of sleep, increase motivation by learning to break down tasks, and improve decision making.
I am a clinical neuropsychologist who provides assessment, ADHD coaching, and CBT services to individuals. My specialty areas include assessment of cognitive and behavioral changes associated with ADHD. I also provide neuropsychological services for adults with neurological, medical, psychiatric and academic-related conditions that impact cognitive functioning. I work with a wide range of clients including those with memory problems, traumatic brain injury, mood disorders or psychiatric conditions, learning disabilities, and ADHD. My doctorate is from UMass Amherst. I completed a neuropsychology internship at the Bedford VA and an adult clinical neuropsychology fellowship at Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Health Alliance.
Coaching can help improve attention and concentration, stop chronic disorganization and lateness, help you complete tasks in a timely manner, improve study and test taking skills, improve your quality of sleep, increase motivation by learning to break down tasks, and improve decision making.
I am a clinical neuropsychologist who provides assessment, ADHD coaching, and CBT services to individuals. My specialty areas include assessment of cognitive and behavioral changes associated with ADHD. I also provide neuropsychological services for adults with neurological, medical, psychiatric and academic-related conditions that impact cognitive functioning. I work with a wide range of clients including those with memory problems, traumatic brain injury, mood disorders or psychiatric conditions, learning disabilities, and ADHD. My doctorate is from UMass Amherst. I completed a neuropsychology internship at the Bedford VA and an adult clinical neuropsychology fellowship at Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Health Alliance.
(413) 650-6510 View (413) 650-6510
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Galya Atanasova
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
You feel trapped in thinking again and again about the same issue? You feel as you can’t take a breath, lost your sleep and criticize everything you do? Does this all make you feel as you are not good enough; you should please others to be liked; you are failing as a partner, parent or a friend? Would you like to create space for yourself where you can discover your unique life journey? Collaboratively, we can create a safe space to help you feel your feelings; build awareness; understand relationship patterns; and develop strategies to cope at home, work and in society.
You feel trapped in thinking again and again about the same issue? You feel as you can’t take a breath, lost your sleep and criticize everything you do? Does this all make you feel as you are not good enough; you should please others to be liked; you are failing as a partner, parent or a friend? Would you like to create space for yourself where you can discover your unique life journey? Collaboratively, we can create a safe space to help you feel your feelings; build awareness; understand relationship patterns; and develop strategies to cope at home, work and in society.
(508) 545-7452 View (508) 545-7452
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Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
The majority of my clients are looking for a therapist to help them work through a difficult stage of life, and I consider it an honor to be given that opportunity. I will provide a thorough assessment for you in our first session and set up a treatment plan together. I specialize in treating relationships, depression, anxiety, sexual disorders, trauma, and PTSD. I also have a great deal of experience working with those with Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, sleep disorders, self-harm, and sex and pornography addiction. As an ally of the LGBT+ community, I work with individuals in any type of relationship.
The majority of my clients are looking for a therapist to help them work through a difficult stage of life, and I consider it an honor to be given that opportunity. I will provide a thorough assessment for you in our first session and set up a treatment plan together. I specialize in treating relationships, depression, anxiety, sexual disorders, trauma, and PTSD. I also have a great deal of experience working with those with Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, sleep disorders, self-harm, and sex and pornography addiction. As an ally of the LGBT+ community, I work with individuals in any type of relationship.
(617) 766-1038 View (617) 766-1038
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Ryan Mace
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02127  (Online Only)
, exercise, sleep), adjusting to the aging process, and improving the quality of life with chronic illness.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in Boston, MA providing individual therapy for adults and older adults. I am also a clinician and researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). I started this private practice to bring the latest advances in clinical psychology to people like you. My mission is to equip you with evidence-based skills to improve your cognitive (how we think), behavioral (what we do), and emotional (how we feel) functioning.
, exercise, sleep), adjusting to the aging process, and improving the quality of life with chronic illness.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist located in Boston, MA providing individual therapy for adults and older adults. I am also a clinician and researcher at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). I started this private practice to bring the latest advances in clinical psychology to people like you. My mission is to equip you with evidence-based skills to improve your cognitive (how we think), behavioral (what we do), and emotional (how we feel) functioning.
(857) 392-2637 View (857) 392-2637
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Julie Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
While I pull from many approaches in my work, I especially enjoy utilizing skills-based therapies like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Through my own lived experience, I can deeply resonate with the realities my Millennial and Gen Z clients face. Dating, social media, politics, finances, and demands from school or work can be so daunting. My main priority as a therapist is to create a non-judgmental, engaging, and approachable environment where you feel empowered to navigate these challenges together. Just having one of those days where you need to vent about your mom, partner, or roommate? There’s plenty of space for that too.
While I pull from many approaches in my work, I especially enjoy utilizing skills-based therapies like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
Through my own lived experience, I can deeply resonate with the realities my Millennial and Gen Z clients face. Dating, social media, politics, finances, and demands from school or work can be so daunting. My main priority as a therapist is to create a non-judgmental, engaging, and approachable environment where you feel empowered to navigate these challenges together. Just having one of those days where you need to vent about your mom, partner, or roommate? There’s plenty of space for that too.
(857) 382-3049 View (857) 382-3049
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Justin Centi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
I provide individual psychotherapy, cognitive remediation/executive functioning therapy, and neuropsychological assessment services for adults and adolescents (16+). My clinical specialties include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety- and mood disorders, academic/learning-related challenges, sleep disorders, and career dissatisfaction. I work best with goal-oriented clients who are looking to develop insight into their emotions, adopt healthy coping strategies, and process complex experiences through deliberative, rational contemplation.
I provide individual psychotherapy, cognitive remediation/executive functioning therapy, and neuropsychological assessment services for adults and adolescents (16+). My clinical specialties include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety- and mood disorders, academic/learning-related challenges, sleep disorders, and career dissatisfaction. I work best with goal-oriented clients who are looking to develop insight into their emotions, adopt healthy coping strategies, and process complex experiences through deliberative, rational contemplation.
(857) 336-1550 View (857) 336-1550
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Anastasia Grace
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I believe nobody should grapple with crippling anxiety. Tired of waiting for the other shoe to drop, feeling unwarranted fear, or losing sleep due to worry? There's hope. Anxiety affects millions, but we can navigate toward a brighter tomorrow. I offer personalized sessions for self-confidence, serenity, and joy. Let's embark on this journey together—because you deserve a life free from anxiety's constraints. My commitment to specializing in anxiety and its various forms stems from a recognition of the remarkable efficacy of modern therapeutic approaches.
I believe nobody should grapple with crippling anxiety. Tired of waiting for the other shoe to drop, feeling unwarranted fear, or losing sleep due to worry? There's hope. Anxiety affects millions, but we can navigate toward a brighter tomorrow. I offer personalized sessions for self-confidence, serenity, and joy. Let's embark on this journey together—because you deserve a life free from anxiety's constraints. My commitment to specializing in anxiety and its various forms stems from a recognition of the remarkable efficacy of modern therapeutic approaches.
(857) 226-9849 View (857) 226-9849
Sleep or Insomnia Therapists

How effective is treatment for insomnia?

The most effective treatments for insomnia are behavioral techniques that reduce anxiety, including anxiety about falling asleep, and allow the body’s natural cycles to be recalibrated. The most common treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), which researchers have found to be more useful than medication, with rates of success as high as 80 percent.

Are there specific medications for sleep problems?

There are many medications, both over-the-counter and prescription that treat sleep problems. Supplements such as melatonin are popular and may help, though there is little evidence that it is more effective than a placebo. Prescription medications such as zolpidem are sometimes prescribed.

Are there natural treatments for sleep problems?

There are many natural treatments for everyday sleep problems. Reducing blue-light emitting screens, setting a regular bedtime, regular exercise, reducing caffeine and nicotine consumption, and keeping the bedroom dark and cool at night are all lifestyle changes that can help those who struggle with sleep but may not reach the level of an insomnia diagnosis.

What’s the difference between having trouble falling asleep and insomnia?

Life events, stress, and anxiety can lead to sleepless nights for everyone from time to time. To be diagnosed with insomnia, a patient must experience trouble falling asleep, trouble remaining asleep, waking up too early, or non-restorative sleep at least three nights per week for at least one month. Sleep problems affect one-third to one-half of the population, while chronic insomnia affects about 10 to 15 percent of people.