An adequate night of sleep for adults is around seven hours to maintain physical and mental well-being. Consistently getting less sleep than that is considered a sleeping disorder.
Sleep disorders plague nearly 70 million Americans. According to the American Sleep Association, nearly 30% of adults experience insomnia at some point in their life.
While good sleep hygiene and a healthy lifestyle can help with insomnia symptoms, those who suffer from it can find the most success in working closely with a Licensed Sleep Specialist.
When to Seek a Sleep Consultant
Sleep doctors specialize in sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, and more. Sleep doctors receive their board certification from the American Board of Sleep Medicine following a residency and fellowship program in sleep medicine.
You should consider seeing a sleep doctor if you have symptoms such as feeling unnecessarily fatigued during the day, having trouble remembering things or completing daily tasks, or if you have difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep.
According to the Society for Behavioral Sleep Medicine’s directory, in the entire United States there are less than 300 sleep doctors who specialize in behavioral sleep. Most of these doctors are located in urban areas and run in-patient clinics. People in rural areas who struggle with insomnia or other sleep disorders may have trouble getting access to care at traditional brick-and-mortar offices. Telemedicine is a great solution for sleep medicine, for both urban and rural patients.
A study from Royal Phillips found that more than half of those who have experienced sleep difficulties are willing to use telemedicine.
Telemedicine and online health services are great resources for patients. According to one study, patients who opt to use telemedicine are consistent, and complete tasks such as a sleep diary as they are assigned. More importantly, the study found that online CBT-I care does not undermine any benefits that one would see in person. Following the online CBT-I treatment, patients with insomnia have seen improved sleep outcomes.
How Licensed Sleep Coaches Help
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is a recommended first-line treatment for insomnia. Have you been taking sleeping medication and not getting any results? CBT-I doesn’t rely on sleeping pills or medication to cure insomnia but gives you the skills to improve your sleep on your own.
It isn’t just advice, either. The care you’ll receive from trained medical professionals will educate you on normal sleep patterns, identify insomnia triggers and how to resolve them, and introduce coping mechanisms for daytime functions and time changes.
Why Accountability Works
Accountability works for everyone. According to the American Society of Training and Development, people are 65% more likely to achieve a goal if they commit it to another person. When they have ongoing communication and check-ins with their accountability partners, the chance of succeeding increases by 95%.
There are similar high rates of success when working with a licensed CBTI sleep coach. Having a sleep expert on your side is a lot like an entrepreneur having an accountability coach. Where accountability coaches help you accomplish your goals, our sleep experts help you get a good night’s sleep.
Somly offers an interactive program that helps retrain your brain to sleep. You will learn how to identify the factors, both internal and external, that negatively affect your sleeping patterns (or lack thereof). Once we’ve identified them, you can retrain your brain to improve your sleep quality.
Our program is unique in that our certified sleep coaches will walk you through our online program for six weeks. At all times during your program, you will be able to communicate with your sleep coach. Other CBT-I programs do not offer this level of personal interaction and coaching for the duration of their programs. The best part is, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home. All of the communication and learnings are through our online platform.
To utilize our program, all you have to do is take an online sleep assessment and have a virtual call with a certified sleep coach, complete a one-week sleep diary and, finally, apply the techniques you learn. This program is confidential with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
It’s time to get back to good sleep. Your physical and mental well-being are relying on it!
Why sacrifice the benefits of working closely with an expert when you know it works? If you’re experiencing symptoms of insomnia, please take our sleep quiz or schedule a risk-free call with one of our Licensed Sleep Coaches to see if you’re a good fit for CBTI.