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    Hi all,

    it just occured to me that it is the 10th year since I joined my first (now no longer existing) insomnia forum in 2009. It was when I had my first bout of heavy insomnia after a stressful presentation in college. Not that I was much of a sleeper before that, but this was the first time I experienced 2,3 or 0 sleep nights, and I felt the need to share with someone who understands, since nobody around me ever did.
    Has anyone here been a member of forums like this one for so long, or at least for a longer time? I feel like most people just visit and leave when their problems resolve (which is good, don’t get me wrong).
    Although I suspect visiting forums can sometimes add to the problem, and have often tried to quit to see what will happen, after all I think that at the end of the day they are a great resource for comfort and support, and I don’t know how I would handle all this without them.
    So, any long time forum users? Btw Martin’s forum is by far the best structured and maintained one, so thanks Martin!

    • This topic was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by Edgar.

    Martin Reed
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    Thanks for the kind words about the forum, Edgar!

    I agree that forums can be a great way of seeking mutual support — but they can also be problematic if your focus becomes reading the negative stories from people who struggle (and often aren’t implementing constructive techniques or they’re implementing them incorrectly and/or inconsistently).

    This is why I make the effort to encourage people to share their successes when they get better — and why I launched the Insomnia Coach Podcast!

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