Good Hope, Heartlands, and Solihull Eye Clinics

Administration etc

Insomnia

  • edited D Kinshuck, from Guardian/Hugh Selsick,  Insomnia Clinic in Bloomsbury

 

Insomnia

  1. Everyone needs a different time asleep
  2. no tea/coffee before bed (caffeine is a stimulant, and reduce during the day)
  3. Sleep diary
    1.  time they go to bed what time they get up
    2. how long it took to fall asleep
    3. how many times they wake during the night
  4. insomniacs will go to bed earlier or stay in bed longer in order to increase their sleep opportunity.
  5. no lie-ins
  6. no naps (chewing gum keeps napping at bay).
  7. If you think you need 6 hours sleep, and have to be up at 7am, go to bed at 1am, to compress sleep time
  8. Then go to bed earlier 15 minutes each time..will be exhausted initially but this helps
  9. Leave bedroom after 15 minutes awake, only sleep/sex in bedroom
  10. CBT should be your first port of call prior to medication.