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  • #45779

    STM
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    Chronic insomnia for 8 years. I don’t feel sleepy during the day. I have been using drugs all these 8 years and even with drugs I still have a few bad nights every 2-3 months.

    #45893

    scottctj
    Mentor

    Hi! Welcome to the forum!

    I don’t think it’s uncommon for everyone to experience an occasional night of disrupted sleep every few months and, as you mentioned, it seems like you’re able to go about your day normally. Why do these few occurrences every 2-3 months worry you?

    Scott J

    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.
    #45895

    STM
    ✘ Not a client

    I’m worried because I use pills everyday and some days they don’t even work. This makes it hard to believe that I can naturally sleep myself (if even drugs fail to knock me down sometimes). Thanks for your feedback.

    #45899

    scottctj
    Mentor

    It’s not surprising that you’ve experienced nights where the sleep medication doesn’t work since no medication can generate sleep. Medication doesn’t address the root cause of our disrupted sleep – our thoughts and behaviors toward our sleep! If we take a pill and we aren’t able to sleep that night, we start to think something is wrong with our natural ability to sleep. We begin to have anxious thoughts about our sleep but, in reality, we don’t lose our ability to sleep just like we don’t forget how to breathe. If you’re extremely nervous about quitting the medication, you might consider discussing it with your primary care physician.

    Scott J

    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.
    #45901

    STM
    ✘ Not a client

    Thanks so much for this. Following the free course to see how it helps me improve.

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