What is Behavioral Sleep Medicine?
Behavioral Sleep Medicine is "an expanding area of the sleep field that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders by addressing behavioral, psychological, and physiological factors that interfere with sleep." Behavioral Sleep Medicine employs standardized clinical evaluation procedures and evidence-based interventions. Since Behavioral Sleep Medicine is a new and growing field, it can be challenging to find a provider with this kind of expertise. In addition, many medical providers are unfamiliar with Behavioral Sleep Medicine, so they may not suggest it as a solution to your sleep difficulties. For example, we have expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia or CBTI, which is the standard of care for treatment of chronic insomnia.