This distinction is where our program differs from many others. In our experience and research, we find that sleep quality needs the most iniitial and long term attention when addressing the insomnia patient's concerns. These reason for our quality emphasis is simple; in greater than 90% of insomnia cases, a sleep quality problem drives most or all of the patient's sleep complaints.
It may seem like a funny way to look at sleep problems, especially for those who have found themselves obsessed with getting the "right" number of hours of sleep. But, in real-world sleep medicine, you will discover that trying to fix your sleep problems by sleeping more hours is a bit like asking a heart failure patient to run more miles to fix their cardiac condition.