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      I am Andre

      My participation in the Insomnia Coach program is now 3 months old.

      I thought I would share with all the progress I have made.

      When I entered the program my insomnia had lasted for eight years. Was reluctant to start CBT-I because it appeared so military discipline to me. The Insomnia Coach program has however more flexibility built into it so I tried it.

      At the beginning of the program, I slept less than 5 hours, with many sleepless nights, and was on regular prescription sleep medication (had been taken them for well over five years).

      I am now off of all sleep medication and most nights I will sleep 5 hours, sometimes a little more, with significantly less awakenings. Not ready for a victory lap yet but I feel confident that I am on the right track.

      For me, a tipping point was to really accept that I cannot control sleep. We all know this of course but somehow I suspect that some of us fundamentally believe that we can control sleep and get very frustrated when this does not happen. The expression “letting go” needs to be very present in my mind all the time.

      I will continue practicing CBT-I but only under the Insomnia Coach philosophy because it is so much more realistic in its day to day application when compared to other programs that one can find out there.

      Disclaimer: I have never met, spoken to or even interacted with Martin in any significant way by email. I find however that he is coaching CBT-I in the best possible way.

      Happy holidays to all. Perseverance as well.

      Martin Reed
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        Hello Andre and thank you so much for sharing! Getting off prescription sleep medication after more than five years is a huge achievement — you have now proven to yourself that you do not need medication in order to generate sleep!

        I appreciate you sharing that your “tipping point” was to accept that you cannot control sleep — that’s something that can be difficult to accept.

        It sounds as though medication was one way you tried to control sleep in the past — are there any other behaviors/habits/actions you once engaged in in an attempt to control sleep that you have now moved away from? If so, what were they and how is your life different as a result?

        If you are ready to stop struggling with insomnia you can enroll in the online insomnia coaching course right now! If you would prefer ongoing phone or video coaching calls as part of a powerful three month program that will help you reclaim your life from insomnia, consider applying for the Insomnia Clarity program.

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