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CBT therapy Helped Me
I have pretty regular insomnia. For me going to sleep has been a nightly battle. I hate not having a sleep schedule, and I'm pretty sure I've watched an episode of just about every show on late night tv this point.
For me, the worst part is worrying about the health concerns attributed to it, as well as the side effects of sleep medication. I didn't like the idea of forcing sleep by drowning myself in sleeping pills, so I ended lying awake in bed every night.
I did a little internet research looking for alternatives, and I found an article interviewing Insomnia Specialist Dr. Gregg Jacobs. He advocates for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or (CBT). He conducted research which showed that it was very effective in the majority of his patients. I figured I had nothing to loose so I tried few things such as limiting my bed only for sleep and I found that it helped.

It helped, but I still found that I still couldn't sleep consistently. I looked around and discovered that he had a 5-week sleeping CBT therapy program online. I completed it worked for me! The program gave me tips and guidelines which helped me. I felt that having a program to keep me in line helped me stay consistent. This helped me, and I am sleeping regularly.
I would highly recommend it.
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RE: CBT therapy Helped Me
I looked over that link you posted (which I had to remove due to the rules we have which you read when you became a member here).

None of what it says is anything new and exciting. It is all sleep hygiene information, meditation and relaxation training, and common sense. Most of which I learned about 30 years ago. And all of it you can get for free on the internet or by asking your physician for pamphlets. There are free relaxation and meditation podcasts and Buddhists temples don't charge anything for you to come in and learn from them during their prayer sessions (although they may ask for donations of time or money in exchange, which is only fair).

BUT, if such training helped you, then hey, at least you got your 60 bucks worth.

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RE: CBT therapy Helped Me
Hi Mingram1,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It’s great to hear that the therapy you mentioned in your post helped you.
Much success.

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RE: CBT therapy Helped Me
Hi Mingram1, welcome to Apnea Board.

Thanks for sharing your success.

Take care,
--- Vaughn
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