March 15, 2023

Letter to Myself 007: I Can't Sleep!

Letter to Myself 007: I Can't Sleep!

For Letter To Myself 007, we’ll be discussing insomnia and how it affects our lives.


This LTM is dedicated to insomnia! Did you know that roughly 1 in 3 adults worldwide have insomnia symptoms, and about 10% of adults meet the criteria for insomnia disorder? Plenty of us are not having an easy time getting to sleep!

First off, just know if you experience insomnia or have trouble with sleeping, you are not alone! Secondly, know that there are treatments available, ranging from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to different medications, and everything in between. A lack of sleep can negatively affect our lives in countless ways; it can cause significant amounts of stress, an increase in our need for caffeine, and an increase in substance use (just to name a few).

Today, we’ll look at different resources to help with falling asleep and staying asleep!

Helping Hands

Need some tips for falling asleep? This article has 20 simple tips for getting to bed ➔
Do you find yourself regularly waking up in the middle of the night? This article has explanations for why, with helpful tips for staying asleep ➔
Are you ready to try and squash your insomnia once and for all? This article details lifestyle changes you can make to help treat your insomnia ➔

Client Corner

Some kind words about Cognito from a client:

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