The Insomnia Challenge - Share Your Story

The Insomnia Challenge: Share this post with a few sentences about how you overcame your struggle with insomnia.

Apr 7, 2023
The Insomnia Challenge - Share Your Story

by Brian Curtis, Ph.D.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you've heard of insulin.

In need of cancer treatment? You wouldn't look confused if your oncologist recommended chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery.

Struggling with insomnia disorder? If the 4 letters C, B, T, and I don't immediately ring a bell as the #1 recommended, most-effective treatment (yup, before any sleeping meds are considered), then you're in the same boat that I was in for 21 years.

It took me stumbling ass backwards into the field of sleep medicine to learn I'd been doing insomnia wrong.

6 weeks later, my 126 week struggle was over.

Ya, it took behavior change, but not that much. A few simple principles and an explanation for why they worked was the ticket.

This ultimately put me on the path to becoming a specialist in behavioral sleep medicine and spending over 90%of my clinical time treating chronic insomnia with CBT-I. And I absolutely love it :)

So, that's my story.

For some reason, insomnia has the problem that diabetes and cancer don't. All 3 disorders have consensus agreement about the most effective treatments.

Only insomnia seems to have a spreading-the-word problem.

So, here's my insomnia challenge for you ... SPREAD THE WORD BY SHARING YOUR STORY.

Share this post with a few sentences about how you overcame your struggle with insomnia.

If you're like me and CBT-I was the golden ticket to the chocolate factory of slumber ... people who are currently suffering need to know that.

If something other than CBT-I was your ticket ... let us know the secret combination.

There's the challenge. I hope you'll take it.

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