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Thank you Professor Espie
on 12 March 2018
I’ve never written a book review but felt compelled to write this in the hope the Prof Espie reads this as a thanks for helping me cure my long term insomnia that has had such a negative effect on my life.
I started the book 11 months ago and can finally say now that my sleep is deeper, longer, more predictable and satisfying. It’s not a quick fix and I didn’t feel the full benefit for about 6 months but that is such a short period of time in comparison to my many years of tiredness.
The book is clearly written with the Professors kind, understanding voice and is scientifically based which gave me confidence to keep going even though it was hard at times. I’m so glad I persevered and kept to the programme. It’s changed my life and I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you so much Prof Espie.
A few tips for those in colder climates , the programme involves getting out of your warm bed quite a lot in the early weeks so starting in spring might be a good idea.
As there are some questionnaires to complete, a physical copy is preferable to having it on the Kindle.
Also, if you need support from others going through the same CBT programme Prof Espie and other experts have set up a web site called Sleepio. It takes you though the same stages as this book and there are supportive discussion forums with many other people doing the course. It costs approximately £200 for a year and includes a weekly question session with a sleep expert .
Good luck to anyone deciding to begin this CBT programme, you won’t regret it if you stick with it!