Almost all behavioral health disorders co-occur with sleep problems,1 which can result in more severe symptoms and a slower recovery.2 myStrength is here to help with self-care resources for sleep disorders, including uniquely integrated tools for related health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, chronic pain, and overall well-being.
Sleep issues impact:
myStrength’s Sleep program leverages Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is recommended by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as the durable first line of defense against insomnia. Founded on almost 30 years of research, CBT-I has proven effective for up to 80% of treated persons6 with results showing a 67% reduction in time spent lying awake at night.7
With input from nationally-recognized sleep experts and testing by a panel of people suffering from insomnia, myStrength’s highly-personalized program is anchored in clinically-proven models.
1 Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Sleep Disorders. Retrieved from https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/sleep-disorders
2 National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sleep Disorders – The Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Sleep-Disorders
3 (2009, July). Sleep and mental health. Harvard Mental Health Letter. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Sleep-and-mental-health
4 Mahfoud, Y., Talih, F., Streem, D., Budur, K. (2009, Sept.). Sleep Disorders in Substance Abusers. Psychiatry. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2766287/
5 Asih, S., Hartzell, M., Gatchel, R. (2015, Nov. 10). Differentiating Insomnia and Depression in Chronic Pain Therapy. Practical Pain Management. Retrieved from https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/pain/other/co-morbidities/differentiating-insomnia-depression-chronic-pain-therapy
6 Lamberg, L. (2016, July 1). Treat Chronic Insomnia With CBT-I, Says American College of Physicians. Psychiatric News. Retrieved from http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2016.6b19
7 (2015, May 18). HealthPartners Review Confirms Effectiveness of CBT-I. Sleep Review. Retrieved from http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2015/05/healthpartners-review-confirms-effectiveness-cbt/
8 National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sleep Disorders – The Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Sleep-Disorders
9 Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research. (2006). Extent and Health Consequences of Chronic Sleep Loss and Sleep Disorders. In H.R. Colten (Ed.), B.M. Altevogt (Ed.), Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19961/
10 Hafner, Stepanek, Taylor, Troxel, Van Stolk. (2016). Why sleep matters — the economic costs of insufficient sleep. RAND Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1791.html
11 Wickwire, E.M. (2014, Dec. 2). Financial Costs of Insomnia. Sleep Review. Retrieved from http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2014/12/financial-costs-insomnia/
12 Hui, S.A., Grandner, M.A. (2016, Oct. 1). Trouble Sleeping Associated with Lower Work Performance and Greater Healthcare Costs: Longitudinal Data from Kansas State Employee Wellness Program. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000534