The UCLA Insomnia Clinic is a unique program that provides effective behavioral treatments of insomnia based on the extensive research by clinician scientists at the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology with the support of the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC)
Our Services and Treatments
The UCLA Insomnia Clinic provides behavioral treatments for insomnia that do not involve medications. Sleeping medications can be beneficial in a short term but can cause adverse effects and may not properly treat insomnia in a long term. For example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a behavioral treatment, is the first-line treatment with the proven short-term and long-term efficacy as recommended by the American College of Physicians. Additionally, we have extensively studied Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (MBBT-I), and our research has shown that this behavioral treatment is as efficacious as CBT-I with a greater patient acceptability.
Our clinic provides:
Our clinic provides:
Referral and Appointment
We work in close collaboration with the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. If you would like to be evaluated for treatment at the UCLA Insomnia Clinic, please ask your current treating physician to refer you to one of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center sites throughout the Los Angeles Area (Westwood, Santa Monica and Torrance).
If your doctor is a UCLA physician, the referral can be made by entering "Referral for Sleep Consultation" into the UCLA electronic health record program, CareConnect.
If your doctor is not affiliated with UCLA, the referral can be made using the UCLA Physician Referral Service (call, fax, or email):Please click here to download our clinic brochure
Location and directions
UCLA Insomnia Clinic
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Insomnia and Comorbid Sleep Disorders
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep despite having enough opportunity to sleep, leading to distress and impairment.
Insomnia may exist independently or occur in the setting of other sleep disorders that require different evaluation and treatment strategies than those provided by the UCLA Insomnia Clinic (the following links will take you to UCLA resources).
For more information on the evaluation and treatment of these sleep disorders, please visit the website of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center.