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- November 23, 2019 at 4:39 am #34060
Sleepless in Burnaby✘ Not a client
I have had insomnia for over 20 years. It started after my marriage ended. At one point I simply stopped sleeping. Drs ..sleeping pills nothing helped. Even after the stress of the break up improved…sleep didnt. For years now I have such sleep anxiety. I can usually get to sleep ok(usually) but I cant stay there. Lots of 3 hour nights ….
So exhausting …November 24, 2019 at 10:08 pm #34095
Hi Sleepless. 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. 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.
Please get help for this. 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.November 28, 2019 at 12:19 am #34162
leysentom1✘ Not a client
I see what you are talking about.
Would like to have a chat to share some experiences, and maybe I can reach you some ideas i have encountered in my journey with insomnia.
Where are you from by the way? US, UK, Canada, … ?
TomDecember 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm #34341