Sleep Hygiene

Presenter: Brian L. Meyer, Ph.D., L.C.P.

Imagine a life in which you slept only 2-3 hours a night: how would that change you? Insomnia is a symptom of almost every significant mental health problem found in veterans treatment courts, including substance use disorders, PTSD, depression, and chronic pain. Nonetheless, it often goes unaddressed until later in treatment, even though treating insomnia would improve every one of those diagnostic problems. This presentation addresses the links between insomnia and other mental health disorders. It then provides a systematic approach to sleep hygiene that can dramatically improve sleep and decrease insomnia by 30-50% in just two sessions. So take off your shoes, pull up your blankets, and learn how to help your clients sleep better – and maybe you will sleep better, too.

Date: 2021