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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote 2017-02-14 08:21 pm (UTC)

From an email to my prescribing psychiatrist:

I have now completed the Improving Your Sleep class.

I would not recommend that patients who have researched insomnia on their own and already made lifestyle changes be enrolled in this class, although the paper packets may contain some 5% or less of new information. Patients who have already studied relaxation and mediation may find up to half this class redundant. Patients with a history of trauma may find this class unsafe to participate in. I would not recommend that patients whose response to insufficient sleep includes suicidal ideation or impulses be enrolled in this class, *ever*.

Unfortunately, the CBT principles of reframing negative thoughts around sleep are something I've already been practicing for several years. I hadn't known that was what was meant by CBT.

At our next appointment, I'd like to discuss medication to address my continued inability to remain asleep.

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