I need help for my chronic insomnia

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    SallyA
    ✘ Not a client

    I have suffered with insomnia for many years, but this was managed by my GP prescribing occasional sleeping tablets. Now they have decided to stop this. My insomnia has become chronic. I often do not sleep all night. On a good night I may get 3 or 4 hours. The problem is with falling asleep, once I am then I sleep soundly. My life has become a nightmare and I cannot function. I am looking for some advice please from other sufferers.

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    Deb
    ✓ Client

    I got insomnia last year and as a result of my research have come to understand that chronic insomnia is a mental condition and cannot be healed through drugs or medical interventions. The only treatments I know of for this that work are CBT-I, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or ACT. For information about CBT-I read this website and also watch Martin’s videos. He also can coach you through it and is an excellent coach. For ACT the best resource is The Sleep Book by Dr. Guy Meadows. He also has a website. I first did CBT-I with Martin and got good results. Later I switched to ACT.

    #35121

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Welcome to the forum, Sally. As I think you are recognizing, sleeping pills aren’t a long-term solution for insomnia because they don’t address the root cause of insomnia — thoughts and behaviors.

    Did your doctor mention cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)? Is this something you’ve heard of or tried?

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