the principles needed, but it depends on whether you’re a self-starter and if you’re really committed to following through with treatment.
The downside of seeking cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia treatment is, particularly if people are not near a metropolitan area, it may be reasonably difficult to find someone to treat them. There are currently only 75 individuals qualified to do this. There’s a need for more people practicing behavioral sleep medicine. However, the upside is that a lot of physicians and mental health providers are taking the exam and over time they will populate sleep centers and other areas as well.
Jack D. Edinger, Ph.D. is an insomnia researcher. Content reviewed by Christopher L. Drake, PhD (December 2009)