Reclaim your life with better sleep!

 

A good night’s sleep might sound impossible, like an elusive dream.

Tossing and turning or lying awake at night can take a tremendous toll on your mental health and ability to function, affecting your work, relationships, and quality of life.

You may feel exhausted, depressed, and have trouble with memory and productivity. Anxiety, irritability, and pain may also tag along. You might even start restricting yourself to cope with lack of sleep, avoiding travels, socializing, or sharing a bed with someone.

 

Does this sound familiar?

If you struggle with chronic insomnia, you may feel desperate for sleep. You might have tried everything under the sun—relaxation techniques, sleeping pills, supplements, a new mattress. Yet, these band-aid solutions don’t address the root cause of insomnia, so they fail to provide true, long-lasting relief.

My name is Lorraine Irlam, and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (or CBT-I). I founded Insomnia Help Canada to help people learn how to achieve restorative sleep.

After recovering from decades of chronic insomnia, I created an online self-help course integrating 30+ years of evidence-based research with my own personal and clinical experience. My goal is to share these effective and drug-free strategies for insomnia so you can sleep well!

In this course, you will learn:

My name is Lorraine Irlam, and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (or CBT-I). I founded Insomnia Help Canada to help people learn how to achieve restorative sleep.

After recovering from decades of chronic insomnia, I created an online self-help course integrating 30+ years of evidence-based research with my own personal and clinical experience. My goal is to share these effective and drug-free strategies for insomnia so you can sleep well!

In this course, you will learn:

Reclaim your life with better sleep!

What is chronic insomnia?

Insomnia refers to difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting enough quality sleep.

Sleep is essential to our well-being. Lack of quality sleep can negatively impact almost every aspect of our daily life.

Occasional sleepless nights are normal, especially during stressful or busy times. Perhaps you pulled an all-nighter for a big presentation, stayed out late on a Friday, or were dealing with a workplace conflict. Yet, if you are frequently unable to sleep despite having the chance and an adequate environment, you might be suffering from insomnia.

Chronic insomnia means that you’re unable to sleep well at least three nights a week for more than three months, despite having enough opportunity—interfering with your ability to function or enjoy your life.

Do I need help with chronic insomnia?

Risk factors that may contribute to insomnia include what we call the “3 Ps of insomnia:”

  • Predisposing factors:

Past experiences, health history, or genetics (e.g., difficult childhood, sensitive nervous system).

  • Precipitating factors: 

Stressful events, pain, or medical conditions (e.g., work stress, divorce, car accident).

  • Perpetuating factors: 

Things most people don’t realize are fuelling their insomnia and preventing a return to normal sleep. (e.g., spending more time in bed trying to sleep). 

Stop letting insomnia take control of your story. 

My name is Lorraine Irlam, and I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor specializing in cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (or CBT-I). I founded Insomnia Help Canada to help people learn how to achieve restorative sleep.

After recovering from decades of chronic insomnia, I created an online self-help course integrating 30+ years of evidence-based research with my own personal and clinical experience. My goal is to share these effective and drug-free strategies for insomnia so you can sleep well!

In this course, you will learn:

  • What makes insomnia turn into a vicious cycle and how to disrupt this spiral

  • How to retrain your brain for deep, restorative sleep

  • Tips to stop dreading your bed and transform it into a cozy nest

Ready to get your life back? 

 

Sign up for my Effective Strategies for Chronic Insomnia course, or read on to learn how this program can help you attain restful nights and vibrant days!

Common signs of insomnia include:

  • Lying in bed awake at night

  • Waking up frequently or being unable to stay asleep

  • Waking up too early or being unable to get back to sleep

  • Waking up feeling fatigued

  • Experiencing headaches or chronic pain

  • Feeling moody, worried, or on edge

  • Feeling depressed or unmotivated

  • Having difficulty focusing, remembering, or thinking clearly

  • Fearing that the lack of sleep will damage your health

While many people experience short-term insomnia and get their sleep back on track, others find that insomnia can take on a life of its own, turning into a long-term vicious cycle:

This loop can make you feel powerless, like you have lost control over your ability to do something as natural as sleeping, thus losing control over your life. But you are not alone!

If you’ve fallen into this spiral or are exhibiting insomnia symptoms, cognitive behavioural strategies can help you.

Vicious Cycle of Insomnia

What is the Effective Strategies for
Chronic Insomnia course?

The Effective Strategies for Chronic Insomnia course is an online self-paced program that offers concrete, practical techniques to target the root cause of insomnia and help you achieve restful sleep.

These solutions are based on cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia or CBT-I. CBT-I is an effective approach backed by decades of research and is considered the first line of treatment for chronic insomnia.

How can this insomnia course help me?

  • Gain insight into your sleep habits, including any patterns that may be fuelling insomnia

  • Learn how to identify and change the factors that may be disrupting your sleep regulation systems

  • Retrain your brain to be able to fall into a deep, quality sleep

Is this insomnia course the right fit for me?

If you checked most of these boxes, this course is for you!*

 

This online course was designed to address chronic insomnia. However, if you experience temporary sleep issues, this program can also help you ensure they don’t become an ongoing problem.

*Disclaimer: Please talk to your doctor or accredited mental health professional before signing up for this course if you have been diagnosed with or are experiencing:

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Circadian rhythm sleep disorder

  • Paradoxical insomnia disorder

  • Pregnancy or nursing

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Seizure disorder

  • Shift work disorder (or if you are a shift worker)

  • Sleep apnea (unless successfully treated)

  • Severe mental health challenges (e.g., hallucinations or suicidal thoughts)

I found this to be an excellent and comprehensive course. When I practiced the strategies and tips consistently, I finally started to get good sleep again!
 
— Felicity A. 

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If you answered yes to all 4 of these questions, this course was created for you!

 

(Please note that while these strategies are designed  especially for people who have trouble sleeping at least 3 nights/week for at least 3 months, people with shorter term sleep issues may also learn important information and help avoid the problem becoming a long-term problem).

A self-help online course is an excellent affordable option to learn about the best strategies for chronic insomnia. However, if you have been diagnosed with or suspect any of the following might apply to you, please speak to your physician and/or seek help from an appropriate accredited professional in your area, rather than proceeding with this online course:

 

  • Seizure Disorder

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Shift Work Disorder (or are a shift worker, working shifts at various times)

  • Sleep Apnea, unless successfully treated

  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder

  • Paradoxical Insomnia Disorder

  • Current Active Alcohol and Drug Use Disorder

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Pregnant or nursing a baby

  • Severe mental health issues or challenges, such as hallucinations or recent thoughts of suicide

“The strategies I learned in this course improved my sleep to the point that I’m no longer suffering. I look forward to going to bed instead of dreading it, and I’m asleep within 15 minutes. CBT-I really works. This course gave me back my sanity! I can’t recommend it enough.”
 
— Elizabeth J.

Stop wasting your life and start learning how to sleep well again. 
Begin your recovery today. You can get back your quality of life!