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    kleee
    ✘ Not a client

    I have trouble falling asleep, I have anxiety and worry about not being able to fall asleep.
    It’s like just when I’m about to sleep, it does not come. Then the tiredness that I had when
    I went to bed goes away. I’m alert and awake. This started a few weeks ago. I think my mind
    is to active to the idea of not falling asleep, and that’s what happens. Looking for something
    to do with my mind when I am in bed, I did have some success with visualization techniques
    gets my mind involved and when it works it did get me sleeping. I don’t understand why it does not always work, some nights I am able to visualize, other nights it’s just not working.
    I am on the 3rd Martin Reed e-mail course, which I find very helpful. I really hope it can help me.

    #49562

    MelH89
    ✘ Not a client

    Yes, it can. I too have had my anxious thoughts interrupt my sleep. It does get better and go away. You just need to understand that anxiety is the problem, not insomnia. I was able to get off sleeping pills after 9 years in March because I gained confidence and stopped worrying. Basically you just grow tired of being anxious and realize that you have the power to make it go away. I’m currently going through some sleep disturbances but that’s because I’m on break and not working. With the pandemic there’s not much to do. When I’m feeling down, I tend to have issues sleeping. This too shall pass. Treat every night differently. Just because you had a bad night or a few bad nights doesn’t mean tonight will be bad. I strongly recommend CBT-I and taking to a psychologist. I was able to get better and I never did complete Martin’s CBT-I course. I think I will one day. You are not alone.

    #49612

    kleee
    ✘ Not a client

    MelH89 Thank you for those encouraging words.
    Looking back I can see that most nights that I have little or no sleep, worry, and
    anxiety were with me during the day about sleep, even though when I went to bed I tried
    to stop those negative thoughts I think my sleep arousal had set me up for a bad night. The nights I have better, or good sleep I was more positive and confident during the day. I did not get my mind all worried about sleep, even though I was tired I got involved in my day and paid less attention to sleep. Reading and looking at Martin’s videos helps me strengthen that believe
    I still have to work on it, but now I see that I create my worry & anxiety.

    #49649

    MelH89
    ✘ Not a client

    No worries. I had that last night because I was worrying about work. Just challenging those thoughts and relax before bed.

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