Cathy was absolutely devastated at having to leave her job. And it soon hit home on her that she badly needed professional help. So upon the head nurse’s advice, she went to see the sleep doctor who diagnosed her with chronic insomnia and was prescribed sleeping pills.
Chronic insomnia is a medical condition where little to no sleep occurs three nights per week for three months or longer. But being a nurse, she knew only too well that sleeping pill was to be a short-term solution due to its potentially harmful side effects including drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite and painful menstruation.
Each time she took less or stopped the medication altogether, insomnia returned. Believing that her inability to sleep may be due to other factors, she went to the extent of replacing her mattress and pillow as well as trying out aromatherapy and meditation before bedtime. But nothing worked!
Feeling helpless, she decided to give counseling a try. It was her last hope of overcoming insomnia and possibly revive her career. But sadly, it persisted even after a few sessions with the therapist.
One day, on her way home from the therapist’s office, she met her ex-patient Amanda who underwent spinal surgery 8 months ago. After a brief catch up, Amanda was surprised that Cathy was no longer a nurse. Cathy quickly burst into tears as she revealed her battle with insomnia.
Deeply moved by Cathy’s plight, Amanda was determined to help. Amanda was plagued by insomnia too for a short spell following her surgery and recalled how SleepEasy has helped her tremendously.