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  • #34106

    jnoeda
    ✘ Not a client

    I have close to five years with this problem, taken different pills, but with time they stop from acting, my problem es severe I usually wake up around ten times at night, for example I’ve not slept the past 48 hours not even the minimum. I can say that I usually get close to 10 hour sleep during the whole week. I have never been able to sleep during the day…
    I exercise 5 days a week, i’m 54 year old female.
    Mother of four, housewife.

    #34111

    gsdmom
    ✘ Not a client

    Are you on medications for other health issues? Is your health generally good? It is common to have poor sleep around the time of menopause and beyond, have you considered trying HRT?

    #34116

    Deb
    ✓ Client

    We’ve all been there and insomnia is horrible. It’s caused by anxiety though, so pills will not help you. You become conditioned to associate going to bed with anxiety. So you need therapy specifically for insomnia that will break the conditioning. There are two types of therapy. One is called cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and Martin Reed, the founder of this website explains it here and is a wonderful coach. He also has a free course here. Another is based on a therapy called ACT and was developed by Dr. Guy Meadows. You can find information about this on his website, The Sleep School. Also, he has a book, The Sleep Book, that explains it very well. Many of us on the ACT for Insomnia thread read the book and are having good results. Some people get faster results with CBT-I though. Another good resource is the book, The Effortless Sleep Method, by Sasha Stephens. It’s similar to CBT-I.

    You don’t have to continue to suffer. I had insomnia for 10 months but now have recovered. I was miserable and very low, so I was so relieved to find therapy that worked.

    #34157

    leysentom1
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Jnoeda,

    I see where you are coming from, and understand your difficultie.

    Would like to have a chat about it with you someday.

    Tom

    #34336

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Hello Jnoeda and welcome to the forum. When do you typically go to bed at night, when do you get out of bed to start your day, and roughly how many hours of sleep would you say you get on an average night?

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