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|UCLH service name||Choose and book specialty||Clinic type|
|Insomnia and Behavioural Sleep Medicine||Sleep medicine||Insomnia|
Insomnia and behavioural sleep medicine clinic
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR
The insomnia and behavioural sleep medicine clinic treats people with sleep problems and related disorders.
This is a comprehensive service with input from other specialities such as psychiatry, psychology and occupational therapy. The clinic also has links with other sleep and specialist services across UCLH.
Insomnia is difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep which can lead to tiredness and other symptoms. It is a common and very debilitating problem. It can affect how we function at work and at home. It can also affect our quality of life and mental health.
Most patients are offered a course of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). This is a scientifically proven set of practical techniques to improve sleep. The therapy is usually done in small groups, but some patients may be offered individual sessions. The clinic also works with GPs to offer advice on sleeping pills and other medications that might affect sleep. After finishing the treatment you will have another session with a clinician to discuss whether you need further help.
You will be seen by a doctor or psychologist who will do a thorough assessment of your insomnia. You will be asked about any other sleep disorders, medical conditions or mental health conditions that might be contributing to insomnia. If you need further tests, we will arrange this. At the end of the session, the clinician will discuss the treatment options with you and agree on a treatment plan.
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.
It is important for your treatment that you attend your scheduled appointment at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine.
If your appointment is more than 24 hours away, please change or cancel it by using the online form below or calling us on 0203 456 7890.
If your appointment is within the next 24 hrs please call us on 0203 456 7890.
If you have any non-urgent queries regarding your appointment or our services please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you within 72 hours.