Sleep disorders treated with behavioral therapy.

There’s nothing more restorative than a good night’s sleep. Studies indicate the importance of sleep in relation to our health.

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:

  • Difficulty adjusting to CPAP treatment for sleep apnea
  • Frequent nightmares
  • Dysfunctional sleep patterns (being an extreme “morning lark” or “night owl”)
  • The effects of shift work

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.