Our sleep programs are rooted in science
We help people with sleep issues using an evidence-based method called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I. Our programs treat the underlying causes of insomnia through sleep consolidation, stimulus control therapy, and cognitive restructuring. We also teach you how to decrease hyperarousal and hypervigilance before sleep.
Meet some of our sleep experts
Our team includes licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, counselling therapists, and social workers trained in clinical sleep interventions. We provide treatment to thousands of patients across North America.
Taís Araújo, Ph.D.
Clinical psychologist and researcher specialized in sleep, sleep disorders and socio-cultural aspects of sleep, postdoctoral fellowship at the Intervention Unit for Sleep Disorders and the Center for Studies in Sleep Disorders (CETS) of the CERVO Brain Research Centre
Registered social workers, counselling therapists, psychologists and psychotherapists
Providing therapy to individual from all over Canada and the United States
Rigorous clinical sleep programs proven to work
Based on proven methods
Our programs use clinically proven methods, such as cognitive behavioural therapy to identify and change negative thoughts and behaviours that affect sleep, as well as mental imagery rehearsal therapy for the treatment of nightmares. These methods have been shown to be safer and more effective than sleep medication.
Our programs last for 3 to 5 weeks and include weekly 30-minute sessions with a licensed therapist. These sessions cover a range of strategies, such as sleep tracking, managing the time you spend in bed, controlling things that can keep you awake, and exercises to help you relax your body and mind for sleep.
You can also access extra resources and articles through the HALEO mobile app.
Tailored to specific needs
Our programs are made to help with issues like insomnia, poor sleep quality, shift work-related sleep difficulties, nightmares, or sleep challenges related to being a new parent.
Fast, long-lasting results
People who use our programs and follow the recommended strategies often start sleeping better by the third week of therapy. Unlike medication, these results can last a lifetime.
The science of sleep takes research
HALEO conducts research and collaborates with the scientific community to continuously improve our clinical programs and advance our scientific understanding of sleep.
Video-conference delivery of a sleep optimization program for subclinicalinsomnia: Effects on insomnia, depression and anxiety symptoms
Presented at the Canadian Sleep Society National Conference 2023
Our poster showcasing our latest research on optimizing sleep through telehealth-based interventions.
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia adapted for shift workers (SW-CBT-I) reduces insomnia, anxiety, and depressive symptoms
Presented at Sleep 2022
A joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: effects on employees on long-term disability leave
Presented at the the 15th World Sleep Congress, in Vancouver, Canada, September 2019
Published in abstract in “Sleep Medicine”, official Journal of the World Sleep Society and International Pediatric Sleep Association
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: Effects on insomnia, depression and anxiety symptoms
Presented at Sleep 2019
Published in abstract for Sleep, a peer-reviewed, international journal of sleep and circadian science, the official publication of the Sleep Research Society (SRS). Video-conference Delivery Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Insomnia: Effects On Insomnia, Depression And Anxiety Symptoms, Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, April 2019, Pages A147–A148
The healthy sleep program quality improvement initiative
Presented at Sleep 2019
Published in abstract for Sleep, a peer-reviewed, international journal of sleep and circadian science, the official publication of the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The Healthy Sleep Program Quality Improvement Initiative, Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, April 2019, Page A393 Authors: Matthew D Weaver, Brad Smith, Conor S O'Brien, Natalie Viyaran, Salim Qadri, Judith R Davidson, Philippe Stenstrom, Régine Denesle, Laura K Barger, Stuart F Quan, Charles A Czeisler
RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP - IN PROGRESS
Remote cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial of firefighters and city police officers
Trial realized in partnership with Simon Coulombe, Associate Professor, Chairholder at the Relief Research Chair in Mental Health, Self-Management, and Work, Research Scholar - Junior 2, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Health Social Sciences - Department of Industrial Relations Laval University