Join us on Wednesday, November 8th as Dr. Klauer, and special guest, Patti Gasper, DNP, FNP-BC, discuss the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i) is the most effective nonpharmacological treatment for chronic insomnia. CBT-i produces results that are equivalent to sleep medication, with no side effects, fewer episodes of relapse, and a tendency for sleep to continue to improve long past the end of treatment. Whereas sleeping pills mask the symptoms of insomnia, CBT-i promotes a genuine learning process that restores the body’s natural sleep mechanism. The patient learns skills to decrease the conditioned arousal that contributes to insomnia and engages in lifestyle practices that cooperate with the body’s natural circadian rhythm.
Mind Your Mind
In this workshop, you will learn:
- How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works
- How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can treat Insomnia by restructuring the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that can contribute to Insomnia
- Best practices for good sleep hygiene to get the highest quality sleep
About Patricia Gasper, DNP, FNP-BC
Patti has had the privilege of being a nurse for 30 years and an NP for 6. She received her ADN from Bethel College, her BSN from Kent State University, and her MSN and DNP from Goshen College. She has worked in cardiology for the majority of her career, as well as sleep medicine. Her interests include preventative and lifestyle modifications in atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias in women, and insomnia.
When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and being outside.