Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 18th April

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Posted 13 Apr 2012 at 7:48 AM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    I second RVW's comment- I have only extended my sleep window when the Prof has said I can. The best results come by following the rules!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks, I'm thinking of investing in a lightbox (or possibly renting one first). Unfortunately my GP did not have any advice to offer regarding sleep other than to offer me Temazepam (not what I wanted as my natural sleep cycle has me asleep easily for 13 hours but at the wrong time of day). My own Medline searches haven't come up with any sort of “how to use” guide for DSPD as opposed to SAD.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Personally, I was only able to establish a stable new routine by sticking to the rules, and I can admit it was very difficult at times, particularly at the early stages of SR. I took 2 weeks off work at the start of the course and that was invaluable, I don't think I could have done the SR otherwise. I have had so many awful years of sleep I was tenacious in approach but it has been worth the hard work. :)

  • Sleepio Member

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    This is soo true, we have to go through the pain there is no avoiding it but IT IS WORTH IT!

    I do break the rules very occasionally but so far I've always had to pay the price!!!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Have to go now will catch up with any other posts later thanks everyone!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Night all! Thanks Dr Kyle!

  • Sleepio Member

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    I couldn't agree more. I saw Sleepio as my last chance, having tried practically everything else. I am having great success and at last I feel I have taken charge of the problem. Strict routine is key even though it is very hard to start with, and I feel it is not for ever! The other comments about self regulation after the access to the Prof is finished, are very helpful. Thanks.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I did stick to the rules of SR religiously for 9 weeks and was stable – just not where I needed to be and not making progress. My failure to establish a new and slightly more relaxed routine is at least partly as a result of feelings of failure and consequent loss of willpower and self discipline. I was and still am at a loss to know where to go next.
    I confess to feelings of jealousy to those of you having success. Not that I begrudge you your success!

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks will try harder night all

  • Sleepio Member

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    Glad it's getting better for you Tingle! :)

  • Sleepio Member

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    Glad it's getting better for you Tingle! :)

  • Sleepio Member

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    Glad it's getting better for you Tingle! :)

  • Sleepio Member

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    How did I do that!!

  • Sleepio Member

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    very clever – jittery finger? lol

  • Sleepio Member

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    Chrispy, don't feel disheartened, I shall chat with you in Graduates room sometime, just do what you can, I'm sure things are better than they used to be so build on that :)

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks Chrispy. it is not an 'all or nothing' in terms of improvement and many people we see find componenets useful after several weeks, that they hadn't initially found helpful from the beginning. also, certain components are easier to implement depending on your own context/lifestyle demands, so keep going and return to basics. Expectations are also important; and particualrly if you have had poor sleep for a long time, it can take several weeks/months to establish a new solid sleep pattern as well as a new approach to sleep and poor nights of sleep.

  • Sleepio Member

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    thanks all and good night

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks for joining guys, that's us for tonight. good luck for the week , sleep well, and 'chat' soon!

  • Sleepio Member

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    I still religiously (or should that be rigourously?) post my sleeping information and visit the Prof. I have no idea if the information will be of use to students research in the future but it maybe takes 10 minutes all told to record and then post onwards within the site , so that I just do it. as a first-thing-on-the-computer habit.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Crispy, you have the knowledge and the tools to return to the procedures that you know work for you at any time. We can jump back on the wagon whenever we want, I reckon.

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