CBT-I for mTBI

Can we treat sleep disturbances in youth with mTBI using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy?

In this study, we are conducting a randomized control trial to determine if Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) improves sleep in adolescents with protracted recovery following a concussion/mTBI.


This treatment study is specifically focused on using cognitive-behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to treat sleep disruption following brain injury. Despite mounting evidence that CBT-I is effective for treating sleep problems, it has yet to be evaluated as a treatment option with concussion/mTBI populations. Thus, our study is the first if it's kind to evaluate CBT-I in youth with sleep disruption secondary to a concussion injury. We anticipate that CBT-I will also provide secondary improvements in psychological functioning (i.e. reduction in anxiety and depression).

Study Status:
This study is complete and results are being published!

Sample Published Paper:
A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Adolescents With Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms.

CBT-I for mTBI