Author Topic: Intensive Sleep Retraining  (Read 247 times)

[Buddie]

Intensive Sleep Retraining
« on: May 21, 2022, 01:30:00 am »
Hi everyone

Has anyone tried using this technique to improve amount/quality of sleep?

https://www.healthcentral.com/article/could-intensive-sleep-retraining-cure-your-insomnia-in-24-hours

The summary seems to be that sleep drive can be increased by quickly waking one up as soon as one falls asleep. There are 2 apps that the article mentions:
  - https://microsleepsolutions.com/sleeponcue/
  - https://thim.io/




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[Buddie]

Re: Intensive Sleep Retraining
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 07:30:38 pm »
I would strongly suggest that you pretend that you never heard about this. Giving it a zero percent chance of working for withdrawal insomnia would be generous.
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[Buddie]

Re: Intensive Sleep Retraining
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 08:21:48 pm »
I did a years worth of sleep restriction with the top guy in my area. Total waste of time and money. Sleep when u can. Some nights I go to bed at 7pm. I know I wonít get through the night but if Iím sleepy I go for it. Pushing thru tiredness in wd is not going to ensure u sleep later. It actually makes things worse imo.
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[Buddie]

Re: Intensive Sleep Retraining
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 12:04:53 pm »
I concur with Aloha and [...],

Sleep restriction has about a ZERO percent chance of working under Benzo-induced insomnia.

It can work to a certain degree if your insomnia isn't caused by coming off of Benzos, but there are NO Shortcuts or ways to "trick" your GABA receptors into healing and/or regrowing...only TIME can do that...

Throw all sleep hygiene out the window during Benzo-induced insomnia....none of it works...it can't because none of it can repair the Temporary damage to your GABA receptors and Central Nervous System!  And everyone has GABA receptors throughout their body with the highest concentration in the brain and GI Tract.

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