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Module 3 - Impact of our thoughts on sleep

The information in this module is provided for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for a diagnostic opinion or a therapeutic relationship. This information is based on research; however, their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Copyright (2021) - East Ottawa Community Family Health Team. It is forbidden to copy, reproduce and commercialize this content.

This program was set up and led by Anne Bilodeau, MSS, TSI and Vicky Rivard, Ph.D., C.Psych. 

As you will see in the following video clips, this information comes from two author-researchers. We encourage you to pick up one of these books if you feel the need to delve deeper into the concepts.
Overcoming the Enemies of Sleep , Charles Morin
Say Good Night to Insomnia , Gregg Jacobs

In this 25-minute video, we discuss various topics, including: the impact of thoughts on sleep; sleep myths; the real impact of lack of sleep; and cognitive restructuring. 

Click here for a document presenting the concepts discussed in this module. 

Here are documents to help you practice the concepts of module 3: 
Helpful Thoughts on Sleep  : We recommend printing out a copy and leaving it on your bedside table. 
Limiting Thoughts About Sleep : Top 10 most common limiting thoughts about sleep. 
Unhelpful and Helpful Thoughts About Sleep : Here you can write down your unhelpful thoughts and replace them with more helping ones. 
Thought Grid : This document helps you to practice cognitive restructuring regarding your limiting thoughts on sleep and on other subjects as well.
Cognitive restructuring process  : This document shows you how to use thought grids.
In this video , we show how to use the Thought Grid, and thus to do cognitive restructuring. 
Cognitive distortions  : This is a list of predictable thinking errors to help you spot your own.

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