Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 17th October

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Posted 11 Oct 2012 at 1:54 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks redandgreen. not to worry, you are certainly not alone – things don't always work out as planned but you and others can return to the techniques at a later date, and continue to benefit from the graduates experience (as mentioned by laureloakwood), and you too will be able to provide help for those just starting. In terms of access etc, best to contact Rosie about this.

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    Graduating from sleepio was like passing my driving test…I was only at the beginning of learning how to sleep !!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thank you. Can you / someone tell me how to contact Rosie, please?
    Cheers

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks LOW, that is very true. Often the best gains can occur in the weeks after the formal sessions. has anyone else found that pattern?

  • Sleepio Member

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    That's a good comparison. Learning goes on beyond formal lessons, training, etc – and experience brings its own gains. Thanks for that

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks – no this is new. Normally it would take me hours to get to sleep and so would still be awake at 3 a.m.! How do you mean by experimenting with my sleep window – do you mean later or earlier to bed???

  • Sleepio Member

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    no problem redandgreen. I'll forward on your query and she'll be in touch.

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    HI Dr Kyle,good evening to everyone,hope you are all well?Im finding it hard to use my cpap,a,lthough trying to persevere,+gradually bring it in to my sleep pattern,the other thing is the sleepio not sure where i should be on this as we discussed that i would wait until i get my mask,wondered if you could help me with that+how i go about it,thanks Sarah

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    thanks Lynnlyn. It sounds like it may just take a few weeks to establish the new pattern. What is your Sleep window currently? this can be common. It might be worth checking you are implementing some of the other techniques in parallel. particularly those that might help you return to sleep during the early hours. and that you are adhering to the times and avoiding daytime napping?

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    hi blondie68, thanks for your post. Unfortunately I'm not so much of an expert in CPAP use, but from speaking to other colleagues I know that teething problems are very common and can take some getting used to. If you feel it is still uncomfortable, I know that the team of health professionals involved in your care will be able to give some guidance/possibly make some modifications to help you integrate it into your nightly sleep schedule. What session are you currently on with the sleepio course?

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    Thank you Dr Kyle for an interesting session this evening, also all the queries from the community. A very warm welcome to all the new members and keep going with the Sleepio programme. I'll say goodnight now as I'm feeling very tired so hope to be in touch with you soon. Take care and good sleeping.

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    many thanks for joining lonepine77.

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    Good night lonepine77

    Sleep well! xx

  • Sleepio Member

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    I certainly continued to improve in my waking in the small hours after graduating.

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks Andymoir. These are good points. sticking to the programme is the best way to achieve and sustain gains but, naturally, there will be hurdles that arise from time-to-time that prevent partial or full implementation of the programme. in these circumstance (like illness) it might be worth delaying for a few days and then re-starting at the beginning of the following week

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    think only session 2 would like to get into a better routine now+try to sleep with it on,i go back to the Glasgow Royal infirmary on the 30th October,thank again.

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks blondie68. certainly worth continuing on with the sessions and the next few will help you get into a routine. one of the techniques involves something called sleep restriction (you'll find out more when the Prof tells you) but good to just bear in mind that it might make you a bit more sleepier in the day, but that this is short-term. how long are you sleeping for on average just now?

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    thanks for joining tonight, folks. Take care, have a good week and speak next time.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Good night evryone, sleep well xx

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    Thank you Dr Kyle, Rose has been in touch and answered my query

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