Live Discussion with Dr Simon Kyle - 23rd November

Dr Simon Kyle will be hosting a live online discussion here on Wednesday 23rd November 7pm-8pm.

He will discuss as many topics as possible in the hour, starting with the most popular questions with answers being given in a way to give the most benefit to the general Community.

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Posted 21 Nov 2011 at 12:14 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Why is it so bad?

  • Sleepio Member

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    Sleeping on the sofa I mean?

  • Sleepio Member

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    I think I need to go back to my last thing at night bowl of cereal….

  • Sleepio Member

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    I think this is where the sleep restriction comes in. Going to bed later than I really wanted to I forced myself to stay awake even although I was wanting to go to sleep on the chair as I knew if I did I would then waken and by the time I went to bed I would feel awake and not able to get back to sleep. All of you who haven't yet done sleep restriction you have to be really disciplined.

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    maths, i read up on theories and try to understand there points and see if i can find a fault. it takes my mind of it for the day. but the problem is there next time i attempt to sleep. i fall in to the exact same point of the night mare as i left it.

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    Nice thinking la_colocha… worth a detective-like approach to it…

  • Sleepio Member

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    We are taught on the course that you have to associate your bed for sleeping. You should not read in your bed either. For sleeping only. I found that really hard as well as I used to always ready in my bed.

  • Sleepio Member

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    The Food Hospital programme had someone who was a night eater and he was up and down all night snacking on biscuits and cakes. He had a really bad general diet of poor quality food and the put him on a much better low GI diet with food that lasted longer through the night. I always have a bowl of cereal before I go to bed – partly to take medication that has to be taken with food and partly to stop me waking up hungry from so much tossing and turning ….I get more exercise from that than I do during the day!! :(

  • Sleepio Member

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    Have to go now. Thanks Dr. K Sleep well everyone

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    one thing everyone. we are not alone, we have each other. its is difficult but dont give up. i am always about to chat. i hope we can all motivate each other and talk and find from each other little variations which can benefit each and everyone. dont give in. give 2% more everytime

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks everyone and Dr. Kyle. What a wonderful opportunity!

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks everyone, lot of exciting chat tonight. good luck with your next sessions. be well and sleep efficient!

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    Thanks all. See you next week.

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    good luck

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    Oh dear – I don't think I'm going to enjoy the no reading in bed … I read everywhere and always have – even before I had sleep problems. I read in the bath then for 10-15 mins in bed before I settle … I thought you were supposed to read to settle your mind and get away from the day's events.

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    That's one of the things I've maintained over the years -- my bedroom is now only for sleeping (I used to have my computer, etc. in there). I'm not sure if it ultimately helped, but it certainly didn't harm.

    I'm also interested in the sleep restriction mentioned by people -- I will look into that!

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    thank you.

  • Sleepio Member

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    till tomorrow people. good bye.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks, to you also. May the sleep genie deliver a great efficient sleep tonight. : )

  • Sleepio Member

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    Just wanted to say how good it was to see so many new names popping up to quiz Dr Kyle and to add my bit. I graduated a few weeks ago and was also very impatient to get started with the course and progress but I learnt that to take the time also means that new routines are properly established before something else comes along. Approach it positively, be patient, take each week as it comes and dont expect overnight miracles. Everyone's sleep issues are different, what they need and what they ultimately take from the course will be different – It is like a 'pick n mix' – something for everyone. Take time to chat, share and discuss – enjoy being with people who understand your feelings about sleep…you are no longer alone!

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