UCLA Insomnia Clinic

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We provide targeted care for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Call 800-825-9989 or 310-825-9989 to learn more about our psychiatry services. 

Referral and Appointment

If you would like to be evaluated for treatment at the UCLA  Insomnia Clinic, please ask your current treating physician to refer you to our clinic

If your doctor is a UCLA physician, the referral can be made by entering “Referral to Insomnia Clinic” 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.

300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Our Services and Treatments

The UCLA Insomnia Clinic provides behavioral treatments for insomnia that do not involve medications. Sleeping medications can be beneficial in the short term but can cause adverse effects and may not properly treat insomnia in the long term. For example, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), a behavioral treatment, is the first-line treatment as recommended by the American College of Physicians with proven short- and long-term efficacy. Additionally, we have studied Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (MBBT-I), and our research shows that this behavioral treatment is also efficacious with a good patient acceptability (click the links above for more information on CBT-I and MBBT-I).

Our clinic provides:

  1. Initial evaluation by a physician with expertise in insomnia and psychiatric disorders
  2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) by a psychotherapist
  3. Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (MBBT-I) by a psychotherapist

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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).

  1. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  2. Restless Leg Syndrome
  3. Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
  4. Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  5. Parasomnia
  6. Narcolepsy

For more information on the evaluation and treatment of these sleep disorders, please visit the website of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center.