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