Sleep disorders are a growing concern as experts and the public become increasingly aware of the physical and emotional health problems associated with poor quality sleep. Insomnia, sleep deprivation, chronic early awakening, sleep-phase disorders, and sleep disordered breathing are some of the more common examples.
Jacqueline Kloss, Ph.D.
Dr. Kloss is a Sleep Disorder specialist with nearly two decades of research, teaching, and treatment (most specifically CBTi) in the realm of sleep problems.
Dr. Kloss implements behavioral sleep medicine treatment for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Services that are tailored to the specific referral situation 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 a patient's unique sleep disturbances.
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).