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Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist

A behavioral sleep medicine specialist provides cognitive and behavioral treatments for sleep disorders. They help people with problems such as insomnia and nightmares. Cognitive therapy helps you modify thoughts and beliefs that can interfere with sleep. Behavioral therapy helps you change actions or habits that hurt your ability to sleep well.

Behavioral sleep medicine specialists work in a sleep disorders center. They may be a professor at a university. They also may conduct research at a university or hospital.

Typical Path of Education

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. Doctorate (PhD or PsyD)
  3. Postdoctoral fellowship

Professional Organization

Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Classroom Tools

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