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    Kevin
    ✓ Client

      I wanted to follow up that this course has been tremendous. It combines knowledge, a different understanding of sleep and your mind, and some skills to deal with night time wakefulness.

      I also appreciate how the course connects your daytime experiences with your nighttime. How you approach your day and your life in general greatly impacts your sleep experience. This is why it’s so easy to spiral into difficult nights and difficult days, and why it’s so important to realize that all of these things are connected.

      Struggling with sleep means living a less vibrant life. We only have 4,000 weeks (on average) to live our lives. While sleep issues are so, so frustrating, they are only debilitating if we approach them through the lens of struggle and negativity. Finding ways to focus on a life well lived means that sleep becomes more of a sideways glance issue than a “in the headlights” issue.

      I have been able to wean myself off of sleep meds for the first time in a long time. I still have difficult nights at times, but even with the difficult nights I feel better in the daytime without using sleep medications. My days are better, and the sleep I do get is more refreshing, and there are nice stretches where I sleep really well.

      Sometimes I crash and burn and have a bad night of sleep. But hey, even babies have bad nights of sleep (and trouble falling asleep), so what are you going to do? Until our robot overloads show up and upload us into computer mainframes with proper sleep subroutines, we are stuck in these human bodies with these wacky human minds. (This last sentence was a joke, unless they DO show up, and then it was totally not a joke.)

      Best wishes to all –

      Kevin

      #76199
      Tim
      ✓ Client

        Appreciate the positive hopeful post. Day 1 for me. The analogy is good how sleep needs to be more of a sideway glance which it is not at this point. Been working in therapy on having to control outcomes. In reality, there are not many things we can control and I am learning sleep is not one of them.

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        hiker
        ✘ Not a client

          I agree with Kevin that how you approach your day is key. I find that if I sleep poorly for a night or two, but still get on with life as best I can, I am more likely to sleep better sooner than if I start ruminating about how I haven’t slept well, when is this going to end, I can’t deal with this, etc.

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