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    Sdzagrean
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi All,

    I’m new here. It’s been a long journey and I’m finally ready to tackle my prolonged fear of insomnia. With some job changes lately, it’s flared up again and I find my my body is filled with dread and the past week has been really hard. I guess I’m taking the first step and admitting I need support in this. I need someone to help me feel less alone in all of this, and to me, admitting you might need help is the first step.

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    Robb
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Sdzagrean,
    Like you, that is why I am here. It is new to me, so I have been looking all over the internet, mine came on as well by a job change so hopefully, we will both find what we need to overcome this. There is a TON of great information on this site, just trying to understand how to apply it, just wanted to let you know that you are not alone!

    Take care

    #60618

    Chee2308
    ✓ Client

    Hello guys! Thank you for being here and for participating. Yes insomnia can feel debilitating. The urge to find companions in a common struggle like this can be overwhelming. I don’t want to sound like an a** but allow me to explain why this is not the right approach. When you try to do this, it then becomes okay to have insomnia because you seek safety in numbers, right? What do you really want to achieve by reading about other people’s insomnia? Are you supposed to feel better because theirs are worse or could you get frightened over it because it could happen to you? It’s a double edged sword and it can go either way. Imagine someone being told they have cancer, are they supposed to feel consolation when they are then told millions too suffer from it?

    I don’t know about you guys but self reflection might be a better approach. Sit quietly with yourself and really ponder the deeper issues involved and eventually coming to terms with it. There is no one way to do this, I encourage you to find a narrative that fits you and which you can relate to. Keep an open mind and be optimistic. I’ll admit though that reading stories about how other people overcame their insomnia might be sources of inspiration. Good luck!

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