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    Jim Evans
    ✓ Client

    It’s been 1-year since I took Martin’s 8-week sleep program, and I wanted to give everyone an update. Before this program I suffered from chronic insomnia for over 10 years. I had trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, and would often wake up several hours before my alarm. My sleep was really light and I felt like I never had any deep sleep. Right before I worked with Martin, I was spending upwards of 10 hours in bed and only sleeping 5 or 6 hours. I struggled with short term memory loss, light depression, fatigue and tiredness, and I just never felt really good. Thinking back, much of my insomnia was created by poor habits, including drinking alcohol in excess, poor eating, and poor sleep habits. At my worst, I was eating the Standard American Diet (crap), drinking at least a couple of beers or a bottle of wine every night AND taking a sleeping pill. However, even after cleaning up my diet, and quitting alcohol and caffeine my insomnia still remained.

    While I had fixed my diet that was contributing to insomnia, I never took the time to fix my bad sleeping habits that had accumulated over many years. I had seen a couple of different sleep doctors, was off and on sleeping pills, and tried sleep supplements, such as melatonin with some, but not much success.

    One day my sleep doctor cut me off from sleeping pills and said to me, “you know everything you need to fix this issue.” She may have believed that because I read everything I could on the subject, and we had great conversations; however, I still felt helpless to improve my sleep. Since conventional doctors and even my naturopath couldn’t help me, I turned to the Internet.
    I was immediately drawn into Martin’s videos, his super calm, educated demeanor, and his insights that I hadn’t heard from my conventional sleep doctors. I signed up for his 8-week course the same day I discovered his videos.

    I’m not going to lie, the program was, at times difficult, but I believe I would never have fixed my sleep until I dealt with the underlying causes of insomnia. The most important concepts I learned and exercised was sleep efficiency, sleep buffer, using the bed only for sleep, and regular sleep and wake times. Of these, the most difficult to implement, but the most successful, was improving sleep efficiency by restricting my sleeping window. Through this process I retrained my brain how to sleep. I forced it to become efficient at sleep.

    It’s been 1 year since I graduated from the 8-week program. I’ve been actively tracking my sleep, using a sleep tracker, since I began Martin’s program. Even though sleep trackers are not entirely accurate, I feel it pretty well represents my current sleep habits. So, 1 year after the program, I now sleep an average of 7 hours each night at a 91% efficiency (I’ve read that anything above 85% is good). I wake up 3 times on average, due to over-active bladder, but I quickly fall back asleep (usually within 5 to 7 minutes). I now suffer from insomnia about a day or two per month, and only because I let my life get in the way of my sleep habits.
    I hope this information helps someone.

    #51955

    Kriskin1
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Jim – this is great to hear. I’ve been in contact with Martin over the last 4-5 weeks. My next step will be the Online course. Even in my short time working with Martin he has been an amazing help. He comes across as really special person. One of the learnings I’ve taken from this time is getting up at the same time each day.

    Regards,
    Martin M

    #53022

    JohnDoe
    ✘ Not a client

    hii

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