CBT-I isn’t a new concept, but I kind of ignored trying it because I thought for sure it would be another thing I failed at. This book helped me understand how it works, and how my own behaviors and thinking have contributed to the problem. In addition, I now feel like less of a freak because someone out there had the same problems as I did.
I plan to put into practice what I read in the book and have high hopes for myself for the first time. -Amazon Review
Sleep hygiene, hot baths, kiwi fruit, breathing techniques, acupuncture, counselling, supplements, sleeping tablets …
Over twenty years, I tried it all. Nothing worked. The more I tried to force sleep, the more I fed my anxiety and obsession – and the more insomnia stripped from my life.
I can’t get up early as I can’t sleep at night. I can’t see my friends tonight. I can’t do the job I love. I can’t share a bed with my wife.
I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.
For two decades, slowly but surely, insomnia took over my life and stole my happiness.
And then I found CBT-I. Everything changed. Every thought, every action, CBT-I had seen it all before. My insomnia was not unique. Your insomnia is not unique. It always boils down to two problems: sleep drive and hyperarousal.
By addressing both through behaviour changes, sleep knowledge and cognitive restructuring, I went from being somebody trying everything they could to make themself sleep to being somebody trying everything they could to stay awake.
After overcoming my insomnia, I trained with a sleep physician to help you overcome yours. In this book, I take you on my journey and share the gold-standard, evidence-based treatment so that You Can Sleep Too!
About the Author
I’m Joseph Pannell. I overcame my 20 year insomnia with CBT-I. I then went on to study with a sleep physician and I am author of the book – You Can Sleep Too!
1) Only go to bed when sleepy.
2) If in bed feeling hyperaroused – leave the bedroom.
3) Get up at the same time everyday.
4) Get light!
5) The 8 hour sleep myth.
6) Spend less time in bed.
7) Understand what perpetuates insomnia.
8) Active sleep efforts.
9) Avoidance sleep efforts.
10) Grab a copy of You Can Sleep Too! by Joseph Pannell and put insomnia to bed!