Behavioral Sleep Medicine

Restoring Your Sleep, Transforming Your Life

What’s your relationship with sleep?

Did you know that sleep health is strongly related to mental and physical health, as well as athletic performance?

  • Is bedtime something you or your loved ones avoid or dread?
  • Do you struggle to wake up easily and feel refreshed, or is it a fight to get your kids out of bed on a school day?
  • Are you struggling to feel rested, ever, with shift work?
  • Unable to sleep through the night, or keep your kids in their own beds all night?
  • Is your child unable to fall asleep on their own?
  • Are you or your child struggling to stay focused all day, or to stay awake?
  • Do you feel tired All.The.Time? 
  • Do you ever feel like you can’t get enough sleep? 

How can healthy sleep make a difference in your life? 

Better Mood and Focus

Improved Mental and Physical Health

Increased Energy

Stronger Immunity

Enhanced Learning and Memory

Improved Athletic Performance

We can help with a variety of sleep challenges, including:

Difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early The difficulties may come and go, but when they persist for 3 months or longer and cause sleepiness during the day, you may have insomnia. Medications can offer some short-term relief, but the gold standard treatment is behavioral.

CBTi – Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia – over 4-8 sessions we educate you about the biology of sleep and work with you to create an individualized plan to gradually change behaviors that can promote and sustain good sleep. CBTi is effective for teens and adults who are motivated to improve sleep or performance.

Bedtime battles, resistance, and curtain calls – do your children resist going to bed, or struggle to fall asleep on their own, or to stay in their own bed at night? Although these behaviors are not uncommon, they can upend family life, contribute to stress and parents’ restless sleep, and make it hard to get everyone up and going in the morning. Consultations with parents can determine if behavioral interventions would be helpful.

Expedite recovery from illness or injury – Concussions, surgeries, and illnesses like Covid can disrupt and derail sleep, which can also slow recovery. Individualized behavioral strategies can get sleep back on track and facilitate recovery.

Shift work, jet lag, and staying up too late are all examples of disruptions to sleep timing that can also lead to cognitive or physical problems and decreased performance. The experience of sleep disturbance is unique to each person and is related to many factors, including life circumstances, coping styles, and biological predispositions. Treatment is formulated based upon each person’s unique experience and relies on education and behavioral strategies, not medication.

CPAP compliance – CPAP or BiPAP therapy is effective for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but many people find it hard to tolerate. Behavioral sleep medicine providers can help you problem-solve strategies to habituate to it in order to improve compliance and OSA management.

Just plain tired and sleepy all the time? Besides scheduling a medical check-up with your physician to rule out any physical causes, we can review your sleep history and screen for other sleep-related disorders that may be contributing. Mid-teens and mid-30s are peak ages for onset of sleep disorders associated with excessive daytime sleepiness like narcolepsy that are often misdiagnosed as depression. 

We can help with a variety of sleep chalanges, including:

Difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early The difficulties may come and go, but when they persist for 3 months or longer and cause sleepiness during the day, you may have insomnia. Medications can offer some short-term relief, but the gold standard treatment is behavioral.

CBTi – Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia – over 4-8 sessions we educate you about the biology of sleep and work with you to create an individualized plan to gradually change behaviors that can promote and sustain good sleep. CBTi is effective for teens and adults who are motivated to improve sleep or performance.

Bedtime battles, resistance, and curtain calls – do your children resist going to bed, or struggle to fall asleep on their own, or to stay in their own bed at night? Although these behaviors are not uncommon, they can upend family life, contribute to stress and parents’ restless sleep, and make it hard to get everyone up and going in the morning. Consultations with parents can determine if behavioral interventions would be helpful.

Expedite recovery from illness or injury – Concussions, surgeries, and illnesses like Covid can disrupt and derail sleep, which can also slow recovery. Individualized behavioral strategies can get sleep back on track and facilitate recovery.

Shift work, jet lag, and staying up too late are all examples of disruptions to sleep timing that can also lead to cognitive or physical problems and decreased performance. The experience of sleep disturbance is unique to each person and is related to many factors, including life circumstances, coping styles, and biological predispositions. Treatment is formulated based upon each person’s unique experience and relies on education and behavioral strategies, not medication.

CPAP compliance – CPAP or BiPAP therapy is effective for treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but many people find it hard to tolerate. Behavioral sleep medicine providers can help you problem-solve strategies to habituate to it in order to improve compliance and OSA management.

Just plain tired and sleepy all the time? Besides scheduling a medical check-up with your physician to rule out any physical causes, we can review your sleep history and screen for other sleep-related disorders that may be contributing. Mid-teens and mid-30s are peak ages for onset of sleep disorders associated with excessive daytime sleepiness like narcolepsy that are often misdiagnosed as depression. 

It’s not just about “sleep hygiene.”

Did you know that the most effective cures for many sleep problems are behavioral strategies and not medicine?

At the Shapiro Brain Health Group, we understand the critical role that quality sleep plays in our overall well-being. Just as we require food and water to survive, we also need restorative sleep to function optimally. Our behavioral sleep medicine services are designed to address a wide range of sleep-related issues, ensuring that individuals of all ages can enjoy the benefits of a restful night’s sleep.

Whether sleep disruptions are caused by temporary factors like injury, illness, or life changes, or more chronic issues such as pain, anxiety, or PTSD, our team is dedicated to providing effective interventions and support. 

During the initial appointment, we conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the presenting problems and medical history, allowing us to develop a customized intervention plan tailored to the individual’s needs. We also offer follow-up sessions to ensure ongoing support and address any concerns that may arise. Most sleep-related interventions are short-term, typically no more than 4-8 sessions. 

Dr. Shapiro also offers consultation to elite athletes and teams on strategies to maximize sleep and performance, including planning around cross-country travel.