A recent study of people suffering from both depression and insomnia found that both depression and insomnia severity significantly improved with just 4 sessions of CBT-I treatment.
Of those receiving CBT-I from a therapist, 61.1% were in remission from both insomnia and depression at a 3 month follow up, compared to just 5.6% of those who had only done self-help CBT-I.
Studies also show that improving sleep with CBT-I often helps relieve depression and some people find they are able to reduce or stop their anti-depressants as well.
But CBT-I can be effective even if you choose to continue your sleep meds. It’s up to you.
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