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  • #52994

    Kwamp
    ✓ Client

    I have just finished Martin’s 8 week course and to my surprise I am doing a lot better with my sleep struggles. In fact, I have not suffered an episode of insomnia for a few consecutive weeks, but it’s been seldom since very early on in the course. Before I started the course I was at my lowest of lows. Well, maybe a close second to my last severe episode of insomnia. I was getting about 2 hours of sleep a night and I thought nothing can help me. I was even skeptical about this course. I had been listening to Martin on YouTube and his podcast occasionally and I really liked his stuff, especially compared to other insomnia coaches or programs. It still took me a while to enroll, not because of the price but because I thought I am beyond help, why bother. Ultimately I knew I had to do something different. I am happy to report that once I implemented the sleep window I saw immediate positive results. I sleep longer, better and have less wakeful time at night. I even go back to sleep after I wake up!!!!

    #53006

    Scott
    Mentor

    Outstanding, @kwamp!

    It’s encouraging to hear that you found the sleep window the most impactful technique since, in my opinion, it may be the toughest technique to implement and some have difficulties consistently implementing it.

    Scott

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    #53057

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    You’re getting results because of your curiosity and willingness to explore your sleep-related thoughts and behaviors and to commit to changes that you felt might be helpful.

    What might be even more important than the fact you are now sleeping better is the fact you are perhaps living your life a bit more independently from sleep and the thoughts and feelings your brain might be generating!

    In other words, you’ve regained control over your life.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.
    #54860

    MaggieMae
    ✘ Not a client

    Sleep Window question:

    If only sleeping 4 hours, does that mean going to bed at 2am to be up at 6am?

    Is there a minimum length the window should be?

    Such a short sleep time makes for a very small window.

    Suggestions?

    Thank you for your input!

    PS
    The 4 hours are not 1 block, but a total of pieces.

    #54869

    Chee2308
    ✓ Client

    Hi @maggiemae

    Hello and welcome to this forum. I believe the minimum sw should be around 6 hours. It doesn’t matter if your nightly average is less than this, you always start with 6 hours. A common mistake is to start too short, then people find it’s impossible to keep to (kinda like restricting yourself to just 800 calories a day on a diet), or the enormous pressure they put themselves to sleep within that short window that makes it much more stressful and counter-productive. Hope you find this useful. Your best sleep happens when you are super easy-going about it, not feel pressured at all and just believe your body will allow it happen naturally. In other words, no longer using a sw. Good luck!

    #54874

    MaggieMae
    ✘ Not a client

    Thank you for clearing that up! Makes total sense!

    #56120

    Brave Heart 122
    ✘ Not a client

    Thank you for sharing. I will be signing up shortly!

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