There’s nothing more restorative than a good night’s sleep. Studies indicate the importance of sleep in relation to our health. Yet many people have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep.
The consequences of sleep deprivation can be severe. Short term effects range from decreased mental alertness and diminished performance to a greater risk of occupational or automobile injuries. Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to serious illness including a greater risk of heart attack, obesity and serious depression.
There are a number of problems that interfere with our sleep. While insomnia is the most common condition treated with behavioral therapy, Dr. Loomis, owner of Restorative Sleep, also treats people with the following problems:
Fortunately, these problems can be effectively treated. While medication is an option, studies have shown that behavioral therapies are equally or even more effective. Behavioral therapy gets to the root of the problem, rather than simply treating the symptoms. At Restorative Sleep, you will work one-on-one with Dr. Catherine Loomis to discover what is causing your sleep problem and how to treat it. You will learn skills you can use to keep your sleep problem at bay throughout your life.
Behavioral therapy can be thought of as similar to working with a physical therapist, except the focus is on improving your sleep instead of recovering from a broken bone or pulled muscle.
Dr. Loomis will meet with you to assess your general health and discuss your specific sleep problem. After the initial meeting, Dr. Loomis will present options for dealing with your sleep problem and suggest an individualized plan to improve your sleep.
This plan generally involves a series of individual meetings with Dr. Loomis where she will help you learn how to get a good night’s sleep, show you how to implement the plan, and monitor your results. In your meetings with Dr. Loomis you will:
Start restoring your mind and body with a good night’s sleep. You can start your behavioral therapy at Restorative Sleep today. Call Dr. Loomis at 414-698-2654 and begin your journey to a better quality of life.
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Dr. Catherine Loomis is a licensed psychologist in the state of Wisconsin. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maine in 1996. She worked with patients at the Zablocki VA Medical Center and Lutheran Social Services in Milwaukee, and Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, WI. In 2007, she received a mini-fellowship sponsored by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which involved training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY. She received her certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine in 2010. Dr. Loomis serves as past president on the board of the Wisconsin Psychological Association.
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