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    Elmtree57
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    Hi. So I have been weaning off sleeping pills. Tonight I decided that’s it!! So I had weaned down to a 1/4 pill which really wasn’t much. So here I am wide awake at 3:39am! I hope I can now start concentrating on doing Martin’s methods. I am on cbd daytime and cbd/thc nighttime. The nighttime sometimes helps and the daytime not so much. Thought they would be better than pharmaceuticals. Soon I won’t take them either. Have to beat this anxiety/insomnia once and for all. Tomorrow is Monday. It’s going to be a better week!! There’s my pep talk for everyone! Ttyl.

    #46886

    scottctj
    Mentor

    @elmtree57,

    Hi! It’s encouraging to hear that you’re going to concentrate on CBT-I techniques as the long-term solution for your insomnia! As I mentioned in another post you commented on, anything we do (CBD, etc) to try to fix our insomnia puts a huge spotlight on the issue which can increase our arousal of the issue, especially when bedtime approaches. As you’re exploring CBT-I techniques and have questions, feel free to post so we can work through the challenges you may experience.

    Scott J

    The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.
    #46913

    Elmtree57
    ✘ Not a client

    Here’s an update. Off to sleeping pills and on cbd/thc. No sleep last night and here I am again at 2:43am on my phone. I’ve been out of bed at least 6 times. My body won’t let me sleep. If I feel am dozing off I wake startled because throat closed. Used to be randomly now it’s all the time…hence no sleep. Help!!

    #47010

    scottctj
    Mentor

    @elmtree57,

    Are you still following a sleep window? If so, what time does it start and what time does it end? When you start to have anxiety about sleep, what is going through your mind? Have you considered leaving your phone in another room when you go to bed?

    Have you sought advise from your primary care physician regarding your throat closing?

    Scott J

    The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.
    #47030

    Elmtree57
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Scott ctj

    I’ve hit a wall with the sleep window. I find it difficult because sometimes I don’t sleep at all. I get up a lot during the night. Yes, have left phone in other room but not always. I don’t touch it 99 % of the time if it’s with me at bedttime. I know a lot of my anxiety is because I’m exhausted during the day and so that is why I have anxiety. I am off all meds including cbd. My days are shakey for sure. I have an appt with a doctor regarding sleep apnea Oct 21. I started using otrivin (nose spray) before bed. It seems to help with the nose/throat issue. Not sure why, but it does. I do, however, have bouts of irregular breathing. I do a lot of deep breathing. I’m not feeling the best these days. I know I need cbti and will figure out how to manage that. Thanks for your interest.

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