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    Sonya
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    Hi everyone,
    I started having insomnia about 5 months after having a baby. My baby started sleeping through the night completely but unfortunately I wasn’t able to sleep myself even though I was exhausted. I was told I had post natal anxiety which worsened my insomnia. I then started on a medication called mirtazapine which helped immediately. However, it has been a long battle ever since to try and get myself off the medication. It’s now a year later since my insomnia started. I tried every sleep hack I could think of and I still avoid certain things like no caffeine after 4pm and no alcohol at all. Martins daily emails were life changing for me and I have finally had a few nights of sleep medication free! Thanks for reading my story so far!

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    Scott
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    Sonya,

    Congratulations on the newborn (over 1yr old now!). As you experienced, sleep hygiene alone aren’t helpful enough to overcome your sleep issue because they can sometimes highlight the sleep issue and if you’re using them as sleep strategies and they don’t work, then your sleep related anxiety tends to worsen. CBT-I techniques are helpful because they address the root cause of your sleep disruption – the thoughts and behaviors about our sleep. It’s no surprise to see that Martin’s emails have been beneficial for you. Keep up the momentum!

    Scott J

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