Some Progress, Some Problems, After 2 Years

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  • #52777

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    InsomniaCoach was very effective to me.

    Before I enrolled in this program, I would have a sleepless night once every 2 weeks. After I enrolled in 2020, immediately, it had some effects. From April 2020 until September that year, I didn’t have sleepless nights.

    From September 2020 until early 2021, I would have sleepless nights once every 2 weeks (like before). So I read the transcripts again.

    The immediate effect is that I wouldn’t have sleepless nights for 2 straight months.

    My insomnia resurfaced on May 2021, after which, I would have sleepless nights once every week.

    I reviewed the transcript again, which made my insomnia less frequent (once every month).

    Now, I’m planning to review the transcript again because I want to completely eradicate my sleep problems.

    I do not blame InsomniaCoach. The buck stops with me as I’m not fully compliant… and so I’m planning to be fully compliant this time.

    Thanks, Martin, for everything. I’m sorry for not being fully compliant as I’m having hard time doing so. Hopefully, this time, I would have 100% sleep efficiency.

    #52784

    Chee2308
    ✓ Client

    How much time are you spending in bed?? From your post, 10pm-730am on weekdays and 11pm-11am on weekends? I think you allow yourself too much time in bed, you are basically oversleeping! So of course, you run into bad nights again, no surprise there. What was your sleep window when you did the course?

    #52822

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    I would have a serious headache when I sleep for less than 8 hours so I needed a sleep window of at least 9 hours so as to allow for some adjustments.

    I also need a 12-hour sleep window on weekends because it allows me to increase my cd4 count. It’s something I needed to do for my health.

    Actually, from 2010 to 2017, I would sleep 12-13 hours with no problem at all (no sleepless nights whatsoever). I began having insomnia last December 25, 2017 when I developed internet addiction. I’m no longer addicted to the internet but I’d still have insomnia every once in a while.

    #52866

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Remember that when it comes to insomnia, the more we try to avoid nighttime wakefulness, the more likely it is to happen and the more likely it is to have an unpleasant influence on our lives!

    Good nights happen when there is less effort to avoid nighttime wakefulness — not because of any specific technique “working”.

    Remember, too, that everyone has difficult nights from time to time — just as everyone has difficult days from time to time!

    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.

    If you would like to say thank you by making a financial donation to Insomnia Coach, here’s the tip jar!

    #52876

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    Maybe if I follow everything to a tee, I wouldn’t be minding if I fall asleep or not?

    I wish this will finally end. Back in the day, I’d be asleep for 12-13 hours without facing any repercussion the following nights. Hmmm…

    But in any case, InsomniaCoach has been very effective to me. All I have to do is to follow everything, which I actually haven’t.

    #53043

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    You are a human being doing your best — and that’s all any of us can do!

    As you hinted at in your last post, perhaps that desire — that wish — is all that’s standing in your way? The final hurdle, so to speak?

    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.

    If you would like to say thank you by making a financial donation to Insomnia Coach, here’s the tip jar!

    #53076

    Chee2308
    ✓ Client

    Having preconceived notions between sleep and health is perhaps not helpful. Maybe it’s time you re-examine them. Can you give any source which says 12-13 hours of sleep gives higher cd4 count? If you are on anti-virals, is a high cd4 count really that important anymore? Because your viral load would be extremely low, sometimes undetectable even to the most sensitive tests. What about other hiv patients? Do they need 12-13 hours?

    Or believing you need more than 8 hours to prevent headaches. Is there any basis for this? During your recent insomnia bouts, are you having headaches as alleged? Be honest, true and completely transparent with yourself. The mind can just be too full of ideas, they are mostly ineffective, unhelpful or downright false. Unleash the ability to expose the work of an overprotective mind, it is sometimes feeding you false and unsubstantiated information.

    #53371

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    So I reviewed the transcript of Insomnia Coach thoroughly and I began writing Sleep Diary once more.

    So far, so good. Pleasant results. I’m improving. This is the very first time I implemented buffer time and sleep window.

    I chose this sleep window: 10 pm to 7 am. I think it’ll work with me.

    But can I have a sleep window of 11 pm to 11 am on weekends? I just have to double the dosage of my medication to make it happen without waking up in the middle of it all or spending too much time in bed awake. Yes, I can stay asleep for 12 hours in bed without waking up if I double my medication.

    #53373

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    Thank you so much for making this post. Yes, I know that what I do is not backed up by science. There is still no evidence in that regard. But I know for a fact that science can’t explain everything. I’ve been keeping tabs of my cd4 count since I started taking the tests. The periods I slept for 12 hours to recover lost sleep saw increases in my cd4 count.

    #53392

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Ultimately, what we do and how we live our life has more of an influence on the kind of life we live than how we sleep. So, if a sleep window of 11:00 PM to 11:00 AM on weekends helps you live a life that’s aligned with your values, then how can anyone tell you that you can’t do such a thing?!

    If we continue to do things that move us toward the kind of life we want to live, independently of sleep, we end up living a more enriching and rewarding life — even in the presence of the pain, struggle, and all the other difficulties and challenges all human beings live with!

    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.

    If you would like to say thank you by making a financial donation to Insomnia Coach, here’s the tip jar!

    #53940

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    Thank you so much, Martin.

    I reviewed the transcript last April 27, and have been writing on my sleep diary ever since. I also began complying with the behavioral rules, something that I didn’t do before.

    The results were amazing! The behavioral part of the therapy works. My sleep efficiency now is at most times 90% and there were nights that I was completely asleep while lying on bed. The relaxation exercises were effective too. I relax better and faster now!

    Most nights I would have 4.5 to 5 sleep quality and I rarely would have less than 4.

    I really need to have 7-8 hours of sleep. If I get less than that, I would have a headache for the rest of the day. But I think it might be different for others. If they only need 5 1/2 hours of sleep, then that would be okay. For me, however, 7-8 hours fits me perfectly. So I chose a sleep window that lasts 9 hours. It’s very effective.

    I also slept for almost 12 hours last night. I needed that for my cd4 count. However, from here on now, I would be sleeping for 7-8 hours, even up to 9 at times, depending on the situation.

    I’m feeling great now. It’s amazing, Martin! Thank you so much! 🙂

    #53942

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    Even my productivity at work was improved. Before, I would go to work very very late. Now, I go to work few hours before my usual arrival time. I’m a private litigation lawyer so I have the privilege to go to work any time I want.

    Before, I would finish an appellant’s brief in 5 days. Now, I was able to finish it in 2 days!

    Thank you so much, Martin!

    #54059

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Thanks for the update! All the improvements you are enjoying are down to your own natural ability to sleep!

    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.

    If you would like to say thank you by making a financial donation to Insomnia Coach, here’s the tip jar!

    #54088

    attynemo
    ✓ Client

    Oh Martin… Give yourself some credit too! Lol.

    By the way, I remember you asked me to write a review for you. I think I’m prepared now. 🙂 Where would you post it just in case you’re still interested? 🙂

    #54304

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    I was merely the guide — you did all the work!

    I’d definitely appreciate a review!

    Review options include:

    Google: https://g.page/r/CYfMd5oA01bJEAg/review

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/insomniacoach/reviews/

    Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/us/or/keizer/profile/health-and-wellness/insomnia-coach-llc-1296-1000104219/customer-reviews

    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.

    If you would like to say thank you by making a financial donation to Insomnia Coach, here’s the tip jar!

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