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The Program for Good Sleep is designed to be conducted with the help of your physician. Please print the Good Sleep Habits handout and follow these recommendations every night. You are encouraged to fill out the weekly Sleep Log each morning when you wake up and each evening before you go to bed. Completing the Log will help to remind you of the habits you need to follow to become a good sleeper as well as provide the information you doctor requires to make adjustments to the program at your next visit. For additional information about the program you can read the Program for Good Sleep-BBTi Patient Manual . BBTi stands for “Brief Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia”. The recommended first line treatment for Chronic Insomnia Disorder is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi). This program is usually provided by a psychologist over a series of 4 – 8 session normally lasting 30 – 60 minutes each. This can be time consuming and expensive. For many patients the behavioural part by itself may be all that is necessary. BBTi is the behavioral part of CBTi. It can be initiated by your physician in a regular office visit and fine-tuned during regular follow-up visits. This program may not be completely effective for everyone but it is a good place to start to improve your insomnia. ‏

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