Sleep Disorders

Behavioral Sleep Medicine

The Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) Program at Cleveland Clinic's Sleep Disorders Center provides nonpharmacological treatments for adults, adolescents, and children who suffer from sleep disorders. During the assessment phase, patients and their provider collaboratively develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will identify specific goals for treatment. Depending upon the presenting problem, treatment typically involves cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of brief therapy that has extensive research support as an effective way to help people with chronic insomnia, circadian rhythm disorders, nightmare disorder, and difficulty acclimating to positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. The BSM program is also active in research investigating clinical care models for insomnia and outcome data from center clinics, in addition to collaborating with several researchers in the Sleep Disorders Center and with outside academic medical centers across the country. In addition to patient care and research, the BSM program is committed to training and education by sponsoring an accredited postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral sleep medicine.