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    upallnight2
    ✘ Not a client

    So, I thought had overcome this insomnia thing a couple of years ago and now it’s back. I got myself out of it before but because it’s a relapse, I’m worried I’m heading down that dark lonely road again. It’s only been a few nights of bad sleep, but it doesn’t seem to be letting up. I can feel myself getting nervous when I approach my bedroom and just can’t turn off that conscious part of my brain.

    I’ve started implementing the techniques of getting up when I can’t sleep and then am usually able to finally fall asleep around 3:30 or 4:00 but getting up at 6:30.

    I have to travel this weekend with my family and my question is, how do you handle this sort of thing in a hotel room?

    Any advice welcome!

    #49872

    Angeli
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi! The problem with insomnia is that you can’t overcome it or get rid of it. It’s to accept and befriend her. As long as you try to send her away, the more she will keep you company at night. As for your trip, you are already anticipating the future, that is, you are telling your brain that you will need help and that you will have a problem to solve. This is not good. It will always keep you alert to solve problems. In addition to the CBTi you are doing, I suggest the book by Dr Guy Meadows, The Sleep Book, it helped me a lot with the anxiety of anticipating nights and trips and gave me other tools to deal with insomnia. Good luck!

    #49945

    MelH89
    ✘ Not a client

    I’d disagree. It’s possible to get rid of and overcome insomnia. It’s perfectly normal to have set backs. If you’ve been fine for years and then had a relapse that’s pretty good. Just implement CBT-I techniques.

    #49977

    Chee2308
    ✓ Client

    Hello guys!
    The thing is stop pressuring yourselves to sleep. Because the truth is you dont have to sleep well every single night. Stop making bad nights such a monster because it really isn’t and you must be friendly and accepting of them in order to stop being afraid. When you start thinking you must do something to avoid it, like taking a pill or doing cbt-i or whatever, it means you are still afraid and you probably will encounter more bad nights more often.

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