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      I’m ready to start doing CBTI however I’ve been on Ambien for about a month. I think I can just stop taking it so I’m ready for that. The problem I have right now is in about 3 weeks we are going on a family vacation. So should I start now or wait till the vacation is over. I’m concerned I won’t be able to sleep and then go on vacation and be miserable. I have trouble falling asleep and with the Ambien I wake at 3am. So I really don’t have any idea how it will go.

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        Just remember those times when you hadn’t had insomnia and you went on a vacation, what did you do? If you did nothing for sleep, and basically just enjoyed yourself without caring much about it, then that’s exactly what you should do now also. Enjoy the vacation first and worry about sleep after you’re back home. Vacations are times to relax and unwind, to get away from all that stress, and yes, if that means you still worry about the kind of sleep you’ll get, you need to let that go too. Adopt an attitude of indifference, where whatever is causing you stress now, going on vacations are the perfect occasions to forget all about them. You can always catch up on any lack of sleep when you get home anyway so don’t worry, enjoy the vacation first. Good luck!

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