Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Jacqueline Kloss, Ph.D. offers behavioral sleep medicine approaches to adolescents, adults, and seniors. Services are tailored to the specific referral situation and may include a single consultation, adjunctive therapy (a few sessions to complement the work with your other providers), and/or a CBT-I program tailored to address one’s unique sleep disturbances. To learn more about these offerings just contact Dr. Kloss.

Did you know?

  • Insufficient sleep and sleep disorders affect millions of Americans.

  • Approximately 35% of Americans obtain less than 7 hours of sleep; 38% report falling asleep when they meant to be awake (in the prior month); nearly 5% report falling asleep while at the wheel (CDC).

  • Nearly 10% of the population is affected by Insomnia Disorder.

  • Nearly 80% of teens do not get the requisite 8-10 hours of sleep needed.

  • Women, older adults, and those with psychological/medical conditions are at particular risk for insomnia.

  • Over time, the effects of insufficient sleep take their toll on nearly every aspect of life: psychological and physical health, social, academic, athletic, occupational functioning, and even safety and longevity.

The good news is...

  • Sleep difficulties are very treatable!

  • Behavioral sleep medicine (BSM) is a growing discipline of sleep medicine that focuses on the assessment and treatment of the cognitive and behavioral aspects of sleep disorders.

  • BSM strategies are evidence-based and shown to be effective with a number of sleep disorders, including Insomnia and Circadian Rhythm Disorders (e.g., delayed or advanced sleep patterns), as well as sleep-related challenges, including difficulty using CPAP, coping with Narcolepsy, overcoming nightmares, and “saying good night” to sleep deprivation.

  • Treatment, such as the well-established insomnia treatment called CBT-I, is problem-focused and tends to be brief (8-10 sessions).