I need help finding an exceptional sleep specialist or sleep center to help with a complex, long standing problem with insomnia. I need to find someone really good who's serious.
I have severe, chronic sleep insomnia going back decades. I've been to multiple doctors, including my regular GP, psychiatrists, and a sleep specialist. I've you've heard of a sleep remedy, I've tried it.
Sleep apnea has been ruled out. This is some other kind of problem.
It's destroyed me professionally, laid waste to my social life, and directly caused one car wreck and numerous near-misses.
I'm at the end of my rope.
I recently read this article...
The quote that stood out for me was...
"The therapy that Dr. Manber, Dr. Carney and the other researchers are using is called cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I for short...This kind of therapy is distinct from what is commonly known as sleep hygiene: exercising regularly, but not too close to bedtime, and avoiding coffee and too much alcohol in the evening. These healthful habits do not amount to an effective treatment for insomnia."
Does anyone know where I can go in the San Francisco Bay Area to get CBT-I?
Or anything effective?
I know there's Google.
Here's the thing with Google:
In every profession, every area of life, 99 percent of the people in it are good enough to be usually adequate. They can get your car running or your tub to drain or fix your toothache or get your cat to stop throwing up, as long as the problem isn't severe or unusual.
Those are the people you can find using Google, and I've already been to see them. I've spent decades going to see them.
They can't help me.
I need the other one percent. But who they are is a secret you can only find out via a direct recommendation by someone who's been to see them.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.