Get out of my head

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    Pillow
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    I would like to be able to just have my head hit the pillow and go to sleep!  I do panic when I can’t sleep because I know the next day is going to be brutal. So I would like to know who has had insomnia bad but have used a home remedy or been successful in getting a good nights sleep

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    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Welcome to the forum, Pillow — and I don’t think you will find one person here who doesn’t share the same aspirations as you!

    Home remedies do not cure chronic insomnia. Instead, look for a treatment option that is supported by evidence — such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).

    You mentioned that you feel anxiety when you can’t sleep because you know the next day is going to be brutal. A bad night of sleep can definitely make the next day more of a struggle — but how well we sleep actually has less of an impact on our day than we usually think.

    Think of it this way — have you ever had a great night of sleep but had a bad day? Have you ever had a bad night of sleep but noticed a few good moments during the day? If so, see this as evidence that the quality of your day is not entirely dependent on the quality of your sleep. Being aware of this can reduce the power of sleep-related anxiety.

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