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I've tried everything from melatonin to clonazepam and I still don't sleep. I have anxiety and my mind doesn't stop.
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There seems to be some thought that CBT is a secret remedy for sleep-related problems. Here are links to 3 articles, from PC's archives, on the subject plus DocJohn's article on sleep disorders which provides links to quite a few additional related articles & one additional article on the subject of anxiety, insomnia & depression:

The First Line of Treatment for Insomnia That'll Surprise You

Putting the Fear of Sleeplessness to Rest

CBT For Male Insomnia

Sleep Disorders & Insomnia Guide

15 Tactics to Cope with Anxiety, Insomnia, or Depression


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Interesting skeezyks. I never knew that CBT could help with sleep. For me, Abilify helps, but it actually isn't normally used for sleep. Some people take it in the morning.
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Iíve heard the CBT thing before and it might be worth a try. I have had a little success with a warm shower and guided meditation. I am kinda nd of a night owl so I just do better if I can shift my schedule back 3-4 hours from everyone elseís. I used to have a job that I could walk to in less than 5 minutes that I didnít have to be at until 10 a.m. that worked out pretty well for me. I hope you find something that works for you soon.
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Have you had a sleep study done?
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I second the sleep study thing. I found out this week that my oxygen drops to 78% in my sleep. I would have NEVER known that had I not got a sleep study done. Do you have trouble falling asleep only? Like once you get to sleep can you stay asleep? Avoid caffeine as early as noon if you can.
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Thanks, I've asked my doctor about a sleep study and apparently he didn't feel that was the answer and I didn't push it since my Insurance is crappy. I have a lot of anxiety and when I lay down that's when everything comes up. I have tried CBT but not for sleep just for general feeling better about myself. I'll get a book and look into it more.
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