Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

SLEEP­ING well al­lows us to func­tion in top shape and helps the body grow and re­pair.

How­ever, 10 per cent of Aus­tralians suf­fer with in­som­nia, says Sleep Mat­ters clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist Dr Melissa Ree.

“In­som­nia can have a very neg­a­tive im­pact on life, health, re­la­tion­ships and work,” she said.

“Cog­ni­tive Be­hav­iour Ther­apy (CBT) is a non­drug treat­ment that ad­dresses the fac­tors main­tain­ing long-term in­som­nia and pro­duces more long-last­ing im­prove­ments than sleep med­i­ca­tions.

“It is the treat­ment with the strong­est ev­i­dence and is the rec­om­mended first-line treat­ment over med­i­ca­tion.”

Call 6267 6033 or visit www.sleep­mat­

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