CBTi (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia) refers to a group of strategies and methods for improving insomnia without relying primarily on medication effects. The methods or training includes concern with sleep efficiency, stimulus control, sleep compression and sleep restriction, changing the way one thinks about sleep, and development of rituals. All these concepts and others will be detailed in future posts. In the real world, in my practice, people do continue to use sleep medications while learning how to do without them.
Professionals will recognize CBTi as scientifically proven therapy for a diagnosis of insomnia. Others dissatisfied with their sleep may apply these principles to improving their everyday (and every night) sleep.