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Starting Insomnia therapy

What is insomnia therapy?

Insomnia therapy is a tailored form of treatment that addresses chronic sleep disturbances, which can include problems with falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing restorative sleep. The goal of Insomnia therapy is to enhance sleep quality, establish healthy sleep routines, and, in turn, improve an individual's overall well-being by mitigating and reducing the adverse effects of persistent sleep deprivation.

How does insomnia therapy work?

Insomnia therapy combines therapeutic approaches, with a central focus on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to modify sleep-disrupting thoughts and behaviors, integrating techniques like stimulus control, sleep restriction, and relaxation training. Thriveworks Arlington therapists will also emphasize sleep hygiene education and may include mindfulness and relaxation exercises to improve sleep quality, equipping individuals with effective strategies to enhance their sleep and overall well-being.

Symptoms of insomnia

Common symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Having a hard time falling asleep
  • Waking up in the middle of the night
  • Waking up earlier than desired
  • Bedtime anxiety about sleeplessness
  • Grogginess during the day due to lack of sleep

Should I go to therapy for insomnia?

Symptoms of insomnia often look different for everyone; however, there are some warning signs that can signal the need for insomnia therapy. These include feeling anxious about bedtime, bedtimes getting later and later, energy peaking at night rather than during the day, and drastic caffeine consumption in order to stay awake.

What is the best therapy for insomnia?

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is one of the most effective forms of therapy for treating insomnia, working to modify sleep-disrupting thoughts and behaviors through strategies like sleep hygiene and sleep restriction.

Is insomnia therapy conducted in person or online?

Insomnia therapy at Thriveworks Arlington is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long should you go to therapy for insomnia?

The duration of insomnia therapy can vary based on the individual's needs and progress in treatment. Typically, it involves a short series of sessions over a few weeks to a couple of months, with the number and length of sessions decided in consultation with the therapist. Some experience better sleep within this time, while others choose longer therapy to address complex sleep issues or maintain good sleep habits.

How long does CBT take to work for insomnia?

Many people start to see improvements in their sleep patterns after about two to three weeks of CBT-I. However, the duration and effectiveness will differ for everyone, so don't worry if it takes a bit longer to have a strong effect.

Need more help deciding?

If you have a hard time sleeping, maybe you can relate to one of these experiences…

Jessica wakes up in the night—every night. She falls asleep fairly easily, but she regularly has to start her day after just an hour or two of rest. Sometimes when she wakes up, Jessica gets out of bed and works for a few hours before she falls asleep again. Sometimes, Jessica wakes up at 1:00 a.m or 2:00 a.m. and cannot go back to sleep again that night.

David cannot fall asleep. He is tired each night at bedtime, but it often takes David five, six, seven hours to fall asleep. A few nights each week, David does not sleep. He is tired, but awake.

Allison seems to sleep through the night, but she wakes up exhausted each morning. Allison used to feel refreshed and rested in the morning. But something is off with her nights, because Allison often feels more tired after sleeping.

If Jessica’s, David’s, or Allison’s story sounds familiar, you may be suffering from a form of insomnia. Many people suffer from these or similar sleep disturbances, but many have also found the help they need to sleep well again through insomnia counseling.

Insomnia counselors do not offer quick-fixes, but they seek out insomnia’s possible causes and work with their clients to find specific solutions to the sleep disturbances.

Insomnia counselors in Arlington, VA have helped many people find a good night’s sleep again. We care about our clients and are ready to help.

The Symptoms and Causes of Insomnia

If you are not sleeping well, you know how bad nights can lead to difficult days. Unpleasant side effects often occur with sleep disturbances. These sometimes include…

  • Low sex drive
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Negative attitude and irritability
  • Weight gain
  • Drowsiness

Many people experience insomnia, and sleep disturbances have many causes.

Physical health may be causing insomnia. The cause may be rooted in a person’s daily habits such as diet and exercise. Unfortunately, the cause may also be rooted in another, more serious health problem. Hyperthyroidism, chronic pain, diabetes, and menopause can result in insomnia.

Mental health may be causing insomnia. Depression and anxiety disorders can trigger insomnia, but insomnia can also cause depression and anxiety. Stress from life changes can also cause insomnia.

Sometimes, insomnia chronic and remains in a person’s life for year or even decades. Sometimes, insomnia is acute, occurring for a shorter but intense period of time. Regardless of whether the insomnia is acute or chronic, the insomnia counselors at Arlington, VA love helping their clients reclaim a good night’s sleep.

Arlington, VA Insomnia Counseling

What does insomnia counseling at Arlington, VA involve?

Our counselors teach daily habits that are conducive for sleep, and they help their clients uncover any accompanying health problems that may trigger the sleep disturbance. Our counselors have guided many clients toward sweet dreams with this holistic approach.

Daily Habits

Daily choices can either inhibit sleep or promote it. Our counselors may guide their clients in examining their daily habits and making adjustments as necessary.

Our counselors know which daily habits bolster healthy sleep patterns and which curb them. Together with their clients, our counselors may customize daily habits that can be integrated into the client’s lifestyle and that optimize the client’s opportunity for better sleep.

Arlington, VA insomnia counselors may have their clients …

  • Go to bed at the same time everyday
  • Wake up at the same time everyday
  • Exercise earlier in the day
  • Drink less caffeine and/or alcohol
  • Get out of bed when they are awake
  • Make changes to their sleeping environment
  • Practice relaxation or meditation exercises

Developing proactive, daily habits have helped many clients feel more in control of their sleep. Often, when people wake in the middle of the night or are unable to fall asleep, they may feel out of control, and negative, anxious thoughts can bombard them. These daily habits restore the sense of control and may help people guide their thoughts toward helpful thoughts that promote sleep.

Accompanying Health Problems

Many people find relief through adjusting their daily habits, but many also need to explore what may be causing their insomnia. While sleep disturbances can arise without an accompanying health problem, they often are symptoms of deeper health issues.

Some health problems that are often associated with insomnia include:

  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Menopause
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Chronic pain

Our counselors know that any accompanying health problems need to be addressed too. Arlington, VA insomnia counselors offer holistic treatment, not easy-fixes that do not last.
We want to help our clients wake up refreshed and ready for the day after a good night’s sleep.

Appointments Are Available

A good night’s sleep can restore people’s mind and body, and many of our clients have experienced how insomnia counseling improves their chances of receive sleep’s restorative benefits.

Arlington, VA has appointments for insomnia counseling available. We have after-hours and weekend appointments and do not keep a waitlist. We also work with most insurance plans.

Call to schedule your time with an Arlington, VA insomnia counselor.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Arlington therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Arlington is located right on Lee Hwy. Nearby businesses include Ski Club of Washington and Assisting Hands Home Care of Arlington. If you travel farther on Lee Hwy past Thriveworks, you’ll see a U-shaped area with other businesses located on N Greenbrier Ct.

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(703) 457-1749

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