Sleep Retraining Therapy (SRT)

Sleep Retraining Therapy (SRT) is a behavioural therapy under development inspired by Tinnitus Retraining Therapy.

The philosophy of SRT is to 1: formulate realistic aims for future behaviour and 2: to experience pleasant, sensory rewards during a short nap or when going to bed at night.

Here, you can find references relevant for SRT:

  • SRT for insomnia (SRTi)
    • The philosophy of SRTi is to increase awareness of the relations between sensory signals and the feeling of wellbeing or discomfort. In theory, focus on these relations will help you to defocus on the situation of being awake in bed. By mastering this shift of focus, several patients treated at Oslo Søvnsenter has experienced relief of insomnia symptoms. The mechanism of SRTi may be independent or it may be a potentiation of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTi). For further information about online CBTi and SRT, please visit or buy the book:
  • SRT for sleep disordered breathing (SRTb)
  • SRT for other disorders

Words of force (inspired by «Invictus» by William E Heneley)

Out of the sheets that covers me
Black is the night from pole to pole
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul