Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 18th January

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Posted 16 Jan 2012 at 1:26 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Good insight NO. The very important (and interesting thing) is that regardless of how the sleep problem may have developed, it is possible to 'correct it'.

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    Or how long you've had the sleep problem for!

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    Sleep restriction. Most people seem to find it really tough, but what I don;t understand is: if your window is the total of your average added up night's sleep, you've already been suffering quite a lot of sleep restriction for years, so why is it so difficult?

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    thanks Dr Kyle for your time this evening

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    that's right LLO, exactly.

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    Yippee!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Yes thank you also, it's gone really quickly.

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    i think it's sticking to the bedtime & wake up times, rather than the amount of sleep…

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    It is difficult because you are forcing yourself to take all your sleep at one time – or you don't get it. So for a while you are getting less sleep than normal because you don't stay asleep for your whole window.

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    Night everyone. Thanks Dr Kyle.

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    Agree I find a routine is the best way, find the best routine and stick to it

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    Thanks Dr Kyle!
    And thanks everyone who commented too!

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    Great question NO – There are many reasons for this. It is likely that you will not have slept right through for years, so when initially restricting time in bed it is highly unlikely that you will experience consolidated sleep straight away. In fact it could take several days or weeks before that is achieved. Your timing of sleep will also change, so it is about strengthening your body clock and sleep pressure over weeks to develop a strong pattern. Other components of the course will also help adress thoughts that can impact sleep or the quality of sleep. The combination is crucial and successful.

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    I'm a fan of routine too! Much easier to do the mundane daily tasks if you don't actually have to think about them!

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    GOOD NIGHT ALL and sleep well

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    That's us folks. really enjoyed tonight's session. thanks for joining. see you all next week.

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    Good night everyone, hope you sleep well!

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    But I always stuck to sleep times and get up times anyway, and I think most people with insomnia do – there's always hope. For years I went to bed thinking TONIGHT, I think I will sleep!

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    Thanks Laurel, for explaining how the live sessions work. For a bit I wondered if I was at Waterloo Station, but should have been at Charing Cross.

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    Are you saying that when you wake up, you find it easy to go back to sleep. Easier than when you go to bed?

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