Episode 192: End Insomnia with Colleen Ehrnstrom

Colleen Ehrnstrom is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Many of us have experienced the frustration of sleepless nights due to stress, but for one in three adults, insomnia is a nightly battle, with one in ten facing severe debilitation. Colleen Ehrnstrom's mission is to provide relief through Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (BCT). In her book, "End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step by Step Guide to Help You Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep," Colleen offers a comprehensive and personalized sleep program that integrates the physiology of sleep, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These proven strategies can be tailored to individual lifestyles and needs, providing hope and effective solutions for those seeking better sleep patterns. 

Topics in this episode:

  • Understanding sleep and insomnia.
  • Discussing sleep patterns and therapies used to remedy inconsistencies in these patterns.
  • Sharing some therapeutic approaches to insomnia.
  • Discussing biological rhythms and what good sleep hygiene looks like.
  • Exploring sleep hygiene at a deeper level and how pre-sleep practices can help you get better sleep.
  • Discussing the psychological factors of good vs. bad sleep hygiene and how to monitor progress.