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Copyright 2013 Dr. Jeffrey Young. Nothing on this website constitutes direct healthcare advice. Always consult with your qualified and licensed healthcare provider.
Behavioral Sleep Medicine (BSM) is a combination two clinical disciplines: health psychology and sleep medicine. BSM examines the relationship between psychological factors and their influence on the development and maintenance of the full range of sleep disorders. While the treatment of insomnia is a BSM mainstay, BSM can also be very helpful for other sleep issues such as nightmares, parasomnias, circadian rhythm disorders, and the difficulties often associated with the use of positive airway pressure for sleep related breathing disorders.
The Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine (SBSM) is the lead organization serving the BSM community. I am proud to be a founding member of this organization and have been serving on their education committee for the past three years. Click on the SBSM icon to be directed to the society's website. In particular, check out the "public" page to learn in greater detail about the kinds of sleep disorders that BSM can address.
The American Board of Sleep Medicine maintains a listing of all clinicians that are certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine (CBSM). There are only about 230 certified clinicians worldwide and only 2 in the Los Angeles area at this time. However, the number of certified clinicians continue to grow. Click on the American Board of Sleep Medicine logo to be sent to a directory of BSM certified providers. Choosing as BSM certified clinician helps to ensure that your sleep problem is being evaluated and treated by someone who has met the rigorous experience and examination requirements set by the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Please note that the use of this directory does not constitute my personal recommendation or referral of any particular clinician.
Getting the best night's sleep possible is vital to your overall health and emotional well being. If you're having problems Behavioral Sleep Medicine, a psychotherapeutic non-medication approach, may be able to help. Call for a consultation to learn more.
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Jeffrey Young, PHD, CBSM
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA