Overcoming Insomnia:
The Myths that Keep You Awake

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The first step towards understanding and taking control of your sleep.

What my patients and students are saying:

“Help With Sleep... and much more!”

Dr. Kennedy has been a great resource and source of support for me over the past few months.

I first came to her for help with ongoing sleep issues and insomnia. Over a period of just a few weeks she helped set me on the right course for improved sleep patterns and a much more restful night – with no more need for sleep aids or sleep medication.

But beyond that – through her guidance and work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) – she has really helped me to gain new tools and strategies for use in all aspects of my life…sleep and much more!

Highly highly recommended.

– Adam R.

“He has slept through the night every night since Dr. Kennedy’s home visit.”

When we called Dr. Kennedy, we were approaching the end of our rope. But we were conflicted about what it meant to “train” our son to sleep differently.

Dr. Kennedy took our lead on what would work best for us, designing a plan that was fine-tuned in to our preferences and goals. It’s been four weeks since we began implementing it, and it feels like we are in a different world. Now, we understand how much sleep our son should be getting, and about how often he should be getting it. Now we have tools for when he needs adjustments. He has slept through the night every night since the day Dr. Kennedy’s home visit.

- Rachael & Michael

“I am able to sleep through the night without medication.”

When I first started seeing Dr. Kennedy I had been relying on prescription medication to sleep for the past four years. I felt hopelessly trapped and feared that I would never get a good night’s sleep without some sort of prescribed help. In fact, when I first saw Dr. Kennedy, I was worried that my problem was so bad that I would never be able to sleep naturally again. My past attempts at sleeping without the help of a prescription had ended up with a series of stressful sleepless nights.

Dr. Kennedy follows a structured and time-tested process for overcoming the sleep related problems that many people face. However, she worked with me to customize this process to create a sleep plan that would work for me personally. By following this customized plan, I was immediately able to make strides towards sleeping without any sort of aid.

Dr. Kennedy was able to pinpoint my problem and she provided me with simple, realistic solutions to help correct this problem. Her sleep plan took me through a series of short steps that gradually helped me to begin to sleep naturally. Within a matter of weeks I was sleeping naturally and by the end of the program I was sleeping without any medication through the night. I owe Dr. Kennedy my thanks because I would not have been able to beat this problem without her.

– Steve A.

“We feel like a family again.”

Dr. Kennedy has helped our family FINALLY get the long-lost sleep we have all been desperate for. We began consulting with Dr. Kennedy a few weeks ago, at which time she came to our home to assess our sleeping arrangements and the kids’ sleep patterns. Our 9 month old baby was sleeping in the kitchen in order to separate her from her 3 year old brother, since we were at a total loss as to how to get the 2 of them to sleep together in one room. When we had tried to get them down together it was a disaster–they would wake each other up throughout the night. No one was getting any sleep at all! Also, both our kids were going to sleep very late, and often our baby would end up in our bed with us for the night.

Dr. Kennedy helped us devise a plan that gets them both down earlier for the night, regulates our baby’s nap schedule, and finesses their bedtime rituals. In just a few short weeks our kids are now sleeping together in the same room through the entire night! Happily, we are all getting a good night sleep once again, and naps are more predictable during the days too! It has been amazing to work with a professional every step of the way.

Dr. Kennedy basically hand-held us through the entire process. We have gone from being sleep-deprived zombies to well-rested energetic human beings! I cannot believe we went so long without Dr. Kennedy’s amazing guidance. We are leaps and bounds from where we were just weeks ago, and we finally feel like a family once again!

– Selina A.

“Dr. Kennedy was there for me when I needed her.”

Dr. Janet Kennedy came into our lives when my husband and I were so sleep deprived, we couldn’t think straight. At that time, we had a 6 month old and a 2.5 year old who were both waking up every 3 hours. Dr. Kennedy was recommended to me by a mommy friend and I called her right away. She was so receptive and encouraging that she came to our house within a couple of days after calling her. She came for a home visit, sat with my husband and I for 2 hours and toured our home. By the end of the day we had a plan of action on how to get our girls to sleep through the night. The process was long and very difficult but Dr. Kennedy was there for me when I needed her. We would either talk on the phone, or email each other. After a couple of months I can now say that both my girls are sleeping a solid 11 hours at night, going to bed unassisted, which was my end goal. I HIGHLY recommend her!!

- Jamie E.

Disclaimer: All Sleep Academy content provided by Janet Kennedy, PhD and NYC Sleep Consulting, LLC, is intended for educational purposes and does not constitute or substitute for medical and/or mental health diagnosis or treatment. Individuals are advised to seek appropriate diagnosis and treatment when warranted. The content herein is designed to help individuals address common sleep problems that interfere productivity and wellbeing.

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