Don’t Snooze on National Sleep Awareness Week

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March 11-17 is National Sleep Awareness Week. On the surface, it may seem that sleep awareness is a mild condition. Why devote an entire week to it? But according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1, there is a problem. More than a third of adults in the United States are sleep deprived on a regular basis.

Couple sleeping in bed. The sleeping couple relax in the bed. night time

Plus, almost all behavioral health problems co-occur with sleep problems.2 These issues can lead to more severe symptoms and a slower recovery.3  Dealing with sleeplessness can drastically improve overall health. It can also help reduce symptoms linked to mental health conditions.

Get sleep back on track

myStrength’s Improve Sleep program uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). CBT-I is advised to be the first line of defense against sleep ailments by the American College of Physicians. CBT-I was founded as a result of almost 30 years of research. It has proven to be effective for up to 80% of people treated.4 CBT-I results have shown a 67% decline in time spent lying awake at night.5

myStrength’s Improve Sleep System

The myStrength Improve Sleep System includes:

  • Videos, audio exercises and articles. Plus interactive modules on the basic concepts of CBT-I.
  • An easy-to-use sleep journal for tracking nightly progress.
  • A sleep plan with a custom sleep schedule. Plus video tips to help you stay on track.
  • Input from a panel of national sleep experts.

Sign up on myStrength if you are having a hard time with your mental health. Or, maybe you simply just need a “lift.” myStrength can help take care of your mental and physical health. Visit to access and sign up for the online program. Once you’ve signed up online, you can use your user name and password to log in to the myStrength mobile app.

Sign up today!

 Enter in your web browser.

  1. Click “Sign Up”.
  2. Complete the myStrength sign-up process. It includes a brief Wellness Assessment and personal profile.
  3. Go Mobile! After setting up an online account, download the myStrength app. The app can be used for iOS and Android devices. You can sign in using the same email and password.


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1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep. Retrieved from

2Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Sleep Disorders. Retrieved from

3National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sleep Disorders – The Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health. Retrieved from

4Lamberg, L. (2016, July 1). Treat Chronic Insomnia With CBT-I, Says American College of Physicians. Psychiatric News. Retrieved from

5(2015, May 18). HealthPartners Review Confirms Effectiveness of CBT-I. Sleep Review. Retrieved from



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Jamey Mann