A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow Charlotte Brontë
Insomnia is the most common persistent sleep disturbance after concussion, affecting up to 65% and 25% of patients at 2 years and 5 years after injury, respectively. Furthermore, insomnia often aggravates other concussion symptoms like fatigue, headache, cognition and mood. It is also a poor prognosis for recovery, greater disability and mental health issues. Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) is a validated form of psychotherapy using behavourial conditioning, cognitive restructuring and sleep hygiene principles to effectively treat insomnia. Research has shown that sleep improvements are sustained over time (a clear advantage compared to sleeping pills). In these group sessions, you will develop the tools to break old patterns and habits that interfere with your sleep, and get your sleep back.
8 weekly OHIP-covered, online (over OTN) group counseling sessions
Counseling facilitator: Dr. Maude Boulanger
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