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Goodpath's CBT-I Program: A Proven Online Insomnia Treatment

Written by Beth Holloway, RN, M.Ed and medically reviewed by Natalija Trojanovic , MS, EdM, MHC-LP
2021-07-16

Goodpath offers a cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) program that's considered the first-choice therapy for people with insomnia.

CBT-I is better than prescriptions for sleep. It's the #1 treatment for chronic insomnia.

Sleeping pills work for many people in the short-term. However, they don’t address the underlying causes of sleep problems. And, they’re not without risks and side effects. 

CBT-I is incredibly effective. Nearly 75% of people who use online CBT-I achieve healthy sleep. Furthermore, CBT-I improves sleep in the long-term and has no side effects.

CBT-I is scientifically proven as safe and effective for long-term or chronic insomnia. It is recommended as first-line therapy in sleep treatment guidelines from the:

  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

  • American College of Physicians (ACP)

  • Veteran’s Administration/Department of Defense (VA/DoD)

4 out of 5 people achieved normal sleep after 2 months with CBT-I

What is CBT-I?

In general, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). It is effective in treating many conditions, like depression and anxiety. 

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is specifically for people with chronic insomnia. It combines cognitive therapy, behavioral treatment, and educational interventions. 

How is CBT-I delivered?

Traditionally, CBT-I is provided by specially trained therapists in one-on-one or group sessions. There are various digital CBT-I programs, like ours, that make CBT-readily available and less costly. When compared, digital CBT-I has been proven to be as effective as one-on-one CBT-I.

How does CBT-I work?

A person learns about sleep and becomes familiar with their own sleep patterns. They identify their negative thoughts and behaviors about sleep. Then, they use cognitive and behavioral techniques to change them. The techniques are covered in detail in our CBT-I program and include:

  • Cognitive restructuring

  • Sleep scheduling

  • Controlling stimuli

  • Relaxation and stress reduction

  • Sleep hygiene methods

  • Reducing sleeping pills

  • Sleep diary entries

All of these tools are designed to improve your sleep over time by changing your sleep habits and behaviors.

Goodpath’s CBT-I Program

Goodpath provides its own digital CBT-I program as part of our integrative sleep program. The length of your program will vary based on your needs and progress.

Goodpath’s multi-week program includes:

  • Information about sleep

  • Analysis of your sleep diary entries

  • Coach-supported lessons provided via email, by phone, or video call, and

  • Time for practicing new techniques

Get Started

To get started with our integrative sleep program, that includes CBT-I, please begin by completing our brief sleep assessment. This allows us to provide a sleep program tailored to your history and needs.

For more information about sleep, please go to our Learn Center.