Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 14th November

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Posted 11 Nov 2012 at 11:01 AM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Hi laureloakwood, many thanks for your positive and helpful comments which have made me realise again how fortunate I am in being part of the Sleepio community and the weekly Expert sessions we have.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks Dr Kyle. I really hope this course helps, I've tried so many different approaches and I'm still jerking myself out of sleep several times a night.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Indeed- I'm hoping for a healthy spell so I can really tackle the sr!

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks paulhuntdeol. Great you are finding some benefits already. SR is still to be introduced so I don't want to jump in front of the prof (he might not be happy!), but often SR can be very powerful in squeezing out any excessive wakefulness and consolidating sleep into a block. Best then to do is to go through the session (3), then after that read the accompanying articles which will be available. Implementation of SR alongside other CBT-based techniques can be very helpful.

  • Sleepio Member

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    ...sorry just one more…can you explain how the hours are set for the sleep schedule? – mine runs from 11 to 6 but I am not sure where this came from?

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hi paulhuntdeol, these weekly sessions are for our benefit so go ahead and ask as many questions as you want. I'm finding them very interesting. As you progress with Sleepio many of your queries will be answered for you. Good luck.

  • Sleepio Member

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    OK – will wait on session 3. I can see the benefit on pacing these changes. Thanks.

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    thanks val – is it your whole body that jerks? or is it more your legs?

  • Sleepio Member

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    Aw thanks LP77 :-*)

    We are a lovely and supportive bunch & I'm so glad I found sleepio!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hope you have a healthy spell soon! Not that SR is fun & games, but so you can really start to see the benefits!

  • Sleepio Member

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    On the subject of sleep cycles – I understand they can vary from 90-120 mins but is the variation between individuals or dos it vary within one person depending on lifestyle factors – I don't want to get too far ahead on the sleep restriction work, but is it partly designed to identify your own cycle?

  • Sleepio Member

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    Nothing in my legs. I fall asleep quickly and 2 minutes later I feel I'm being dragged unwilingly out of sleep and I wake with my heart pounding. This can happen several times a night and it's exhausting!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Feeling much better so bring on the sr! Your encouragement is much appreciated!!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Right I need to go & feed a hungry & insistent cat!!

    Sleep well everyone xxxx

  • Sleepio Member

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    It's hard not to feel anxious at bedtime, a bit like getting on a roller coaster, waiting for the adrenalin rush.

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    thanks paulhuntdeol – sleep cycles vary between and within individuals. And can be affected by a number of factors. all of the techniques at sleepio aim to improve sleep quality, time to fall asleep, wakefulness during the night and daytime functioning. SR may improve/correct the timing and distribution of sleep cycles. But there is no strong evidence that it works through this mechanism. CBT has, however, been shown to alter objective aspects of sleep that then relate to subjective improvements.

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    thanks all for joining tonight. take care, have a good week and speak next time.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks Dr Kyle – Greatly appreciated.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Night everyone

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hi Laurel, thanks for support. Unfortunately, my sleep is mainly fair, and I don't wake refreshed. However, I am getting off to sleep more easily at night, owing to a later bedtime with SR. Not being able to get to sleep at night was my worst problem, so I think I will just have to put up with early waking and hope that things will improve. I suppose it's because I have graduated, there are no new techniques to encourage me. I will just have to revisit parts of the course and the library articles, and carry on. If I could get 6 hours sleep, i would be satisfied!

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