Overcoming Insomnia Course

Learn Optimal Sleep Habits to Improve Your Health and Mind
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Topics covered include:
  • Understand the essentials of proper sleep stages for our brain
  • Identify possible contributing factors to insomnia and sleep issues
  • How to practice evidence-based sleep strategies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • How to maintain better sleep hygiene for the rest of your life

21 Lessons

Exclusive content taught by board-certified psychiatrist and sleep medicine physician Shane Creado, MD.

Exclusive Community

Online discussion boards with other course members where you can celebrate your successes and share your challenges.


Learn at your own pace on mobile or desktop.

Becoming a Sleep Spartan

Dr. Creado sets the foundation of what good sleep actually means and how adequate and/or poor sleep actually effect your health and wellbeing.


Stages of Sleep

Learn why we sleep, the four different stages of sleep, and the circadian and homeostatic drives of sleep.


The Dangers of Poor Sleep

10 ways to measure poor sleep and the devastation it could foster.



Learn about the different types of insomnia, sleep disruptions and their consequences if left untreated.


Common Sleep Disorders

Sleep apnea, Restless leg syndrome, Circadian rhythm sleep disorders that may lead to Insomnia.


Sleep Evaluation for Insomnia

Start taking action with using Dr. Creado’s methodologies with his Sleep Assessment guidelines to start measuring the health of your sleep.


Implementing Sleep Strategies

You can’t improve what you can’t measure. Set goals to improve your sleep with these easy milestones.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

The basics of CBT-Insomnia its predisposing factors, precipitating events, perpetuating mechanisms, and avoidance behaviors.


Substances that Disrupt Sleep

Commonly used substances that can negatively impact your sleep.


Sleep Hygiene

Learn what ‘good’ sleep habits are and how to put them into action.


Natural Supplements for Insomnia

Dr. Creado discusses the different natural supplements you can take to positively impact your ability to sleep.


Negative Thoughts

Cognitions and how they impact your sleep and how to manage them.



Excessive wakefulness of the brain and how different factors may mask your sleepiness.


Cognitive Behavior Strategies

In this lesson, we discuss common behavioral components of CBT for insomnia, adherence issues and what to do about them.


Sleep Restriction Therapy

This multi-step process is used to reduce wakefulness after sleep onset to increase your quality of rest.


Sleep Problems and Depression

Sleep disruptions are very common with people who suffer from depression. Learn how to manage your sleep and depression to capitalize on your gains.


Sleep Problems and Chronic Pain

Any number of factors causing pain can disrupt your pain and what you can do to help manage these discomforts.


Motivational Enhancement

The psychological concept that helps people with high anxiety surrounding sleep or people who suffer from high sleep effort.


Maintaining Your Gains

The importance of adhering to the lessons learned and being consistent with your new learned behaviors.



Dr. Creado discusses the most frequently asked questions surrounding sleep that he has addressed with his patients, in his research, and in this course.



Dr. Creado gives you an entire overview of the course main takeaways and summarizes how you can make your battle plan to improve your sleep hygiene.

Behavioral Learning Objectives
  • Understand the essentials of proper sleep stages for our brain
  • Identify possible contributing factors to insomnia and sleep issues
  • How to practice evidence-based sleep strategies
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • How to maintain better sleep hygiene for the rest of your life
Meet Your Instructor


Dr. Shane Creado is a board-certified psychiatrist and sleep medicine physician. He did an undergraduate degree in physical therapy, and went on to do an MD, graduating at the top of his class, and received the gold medal for obtaining Honors in every subject in medical school. He completed his psychiatric residency and sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin where he was awarded the graduating resident award for academic achievement. He is also a sports psychiatrist, and is on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Sports Psychiatry, as its Chairman of Memberships. Additionally, he has clinical experience with the veterans population, college mental health, exercise prescription and mental health, co-morbid psychiatric and sleep problems, CBT-Insomnia, alcohol recovery groups, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), administrative psychiatry, health care policy, cultural psychiatry, couples therapy, and regressive hypnosis.



Special Price $149.50 Value $299.00


  • 12 online video lessons
  • Community discussion boards
  • Sleep Diary
  • Sleep assessment tool and scoring scale
  • Sleep Need Questionnaire
  • Reasons for Feeling Tired PDF
  • What To Do If I’m Awake PDF



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