“Insomnia sharpens your math skills because you spend all night calculating how much sleep you’ll get if you’re able to ‘fall asleep right now.’”– unknown (and probably very tired) author
2:00 a.m. You should be asleep.
4:00 a.m. But you’re not.
6:00 a.m. Yet another night of tossing and turning.
7:00 a.m. The alarm goes off. The sun is shining, but you finally got to sleep only a few minutes ago.
You have so much to do today, but you just opened your eyes and are already worn out. There’s no way you can function on so little sleep. It’s just torture.
Afternoon: Dying for a Rest
A walking zombie, you wander around aimlessly, unable to focus.
You read the same thing over and over and struggling to make sense of it, and you actually yawned in front of your boss in a meeting.
Eventually, the only thing you want to do is lie down, and the floor is looking very inviting.
Even Starbucks can’t get you through this.
Night: Here you go again.
You can’t wait to get home, get comfortable, and curl up in bed. You decide to turn in early – you’re so drained you know you’ll be out before your head hits the pillow.
8:00 p.m. But you’re not.
10:00 p.m. This can’t be happening – again.
It’s the same story.
Every. Single. Night.
You lie in bed for hours – begging for rest – and sleep just doesn’t come. You stare at the alarm clock and watch those precious minutes and hours tick by. You wake up – depleted, frustrated, and irritable.
You can’t go on like this.
You know – because you’ve tried everything.
Over-the-counter or prescription sleep meds, a white noise machine – and you’ve counted so many sheep that you’re adding “Shepherd” to your resume.
Even when you manage to doze off, it’s not enough, and you don’t feel restored and rested.
You’re snapping at your co-workers and family. It isn’t easy to concentrate and get anything accomplished. You are simply exhausted – both physically and mentally.
It’s affecting your entire life, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
But there IS a solution.
The most effective treatment for insomnia isn’t pills or a costly new mattress.
It’s therapy. I know – sounds weird, right?
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is the “gold standard” for treating insomnia. It is the only scientifically proven non-drug insomnia treatment. And CBT-I improves sleep in up to 80% of clients.
Not only is it more effective than sleeping pills, but it can eliminate the need for sleeping pills entirely in a majority of people.
How does it work?
Sleep medications are just a band-aid. CBT-I, a structured treatment, gets to the underlying causes of your sleep issues.
Working together, we’ll identify the thoughts and behaviors keeping you from falling asleep – and staying asleep.
Over the course of six weeks with me, you’ll replace those negative sleep thoughts and use new behaviors that will help you enjoy faster, longer, truly restorative sleep.
Using these new tools will allow you to eliminate your insomnia – forever.
Kiss those sheep goodbye!
And say hello to the real you – the restored you.
It IS possible to feel rested again.
Contact me today at (818) 861-6463 to schedule your free 20-minute consultation – because, as W.C. Fields once said, “The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”
And I can help.