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Insomnia and SLM
« on: July 27, 2008, 05:12:38 PM »
G'day Steve, fellow SLMers and viewers,

I thought that I would share an interesting client (Ross) I am currently treating. Ross' body decided to stop sleeping easter 2007. In a nut shell, he would go for approx six days with only light sleep at best (no deep or rem sleep and about 4 hours duration), then he would have one night of approx 4 hours of semi quality sleep.

As you can imagine he looks like death warmed up and he doesn't function very well. He has been treated by doctors with sleep tests, psychological councelling, drugs etc. To date, he has had token results, but nothing to write home about.

Out of morbid curiosity, I suggested, with out any inference or promises of any results what so ever, that  I could try the SLM treatment. I explain the procudure and why it may work. Ross agreed that he had nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I treated Ross with the basic SLM and I went slightly harder than I normally would. The results have been promising. That night he "slept" like he had been for the last 18 months. The next two nights, Ross reported that he slept deeper than he had since his insomnia began, though it was the same length of time. The subsequent nights after, his sleep gradually returned to his normally pattern.

I treated him again a week later, though this time, I decided to keep the treatment to all open hand techniques, still with the basic SLM format. I am currently waiting for Ross to give me the results.

Ross is happy with the results so far, as it is the  only treatment that has shown any promise. When Ross gets back to me, I'll post those results as well.

When I was performing the bodywork on Ross, both times his right leg was approx 8-10mm shorter than the left and he held tension in his right glute, right quad and left hammy. Both times, I was able to restore the leg length discrepancy so they were level. His muscles were generally very soft and pliable due to nil activity.

Cheers

PeteQ

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 01:59:40 AM »
G'day all,

Well, the feedback I received from Ross was that his situation was similar to his first bodywork session. The night of the bodywork, his sleep was as per normal (short, broken and no deep sleep). The 2nd and 3rd nights sleep were deeper and satisfactory (as per last time).

However, this time Ross reported that his 4th night's sleep, whilst not as deep as the previous two, was better than his 4th night after his first session with me.

He is very keen to get some more sessions with me because he is noticing an improvement in the quality and quantity of his sleep.

Cheers

PeteQ

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 05:42:53 AM »
You need to get him doing the SLM Yoga also Pete to help move the progress forward more.

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Steve

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 05:01:45 PM »
G'day all,

Well, Ross had his third session with me last week and he reported that he had three nights in a row of deep sleep before he reverted back to his normal light pattern of sleep. So far, his sleep quality and quantity has improved after each session.

I performed his fourth SLM session yesterday and Ross will report back to me on Monday. I have suggested to Ross to get hold of a copy of the SLM yoga.

Cheers

PeteQ

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2008, 08:49:02 PM »
G'day all,

Ross had  his fourth session on Thursday. He reported that his sleeping habits have changed again. Instead of the usual poor quality sleep on the night of the SLM treatment, on the night of his third session, he slept deeply.

This is a good sign that the treatments are doing something positive. Ross also stated that on Friday morning, he actually didn't want to get up becuase he was still sleepy. This is the first time this has occurred in a very long time.

Unfortunately, Ross attended a birthday party for his uncle that weekend and was on the sauce, so I cannot report on how long he would have had quality sleep for.

I have doubled his treatments to twice a week to see if he can get continuous quality sleep. His next treatment is on Thursday, so next week, I'll be able to report back and let you know what is happening.

Cheers

PeteQ

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 01:10:22 AM »
Good work Pete, sounds like things are progressing well.

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Steve

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2008, 07:48:30 PM »
Thanks for that Steve. Well, Ross had his 5th session on Monday. His progress appears to be accelerating. On Monday night, Ross went to bed at approx 9 o'clock because he felt tired and didn't wake up until 10:30 the next morning. This is the first time since it all started that he has slept deep and long, let alone 13 hours worth.

Ross said that the only reason he woke up was because his work phoned him to make sure he was alright.

Both of us are pretty chuffed about that result. Ross stated that he would have slept longer if his phone didn't wake him, 'cos he was feeling tired and sleepy.

I gave him treatment again yesterday and will fiind out on Monday the results.

Cheers

PeteQ

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 09:45:28 PM »
G'day all,

Sorry for the delay in giving an update on Ross. We had to cancel his last appointment due to a conflict with another appointment, but, anyway on with the results.

I gave Ross another session 10 days ago and we decided to leave a longer time frame to ascertain if there has been an improvement.

Ross reported that it is still only four nights of quality sleep after the sessions. That may be because of the inconsistant timing of the sessions due to outside influences or it may be the best we can hope for. I'm not sure.

I have been "nagging" Ross to get the SLM Yoga because it may be the catalyst that prolongs his sleep time. At the end of the day, it's not going to hurt.

One thing I have noticed is that at the start of each session, Ross' right leg is always 5mm shorter than his left leg. This, in itself is not remarkable and I have no dramas bringing the leg down so that it is level with the left (the right quad appears to be the culprit, but I am happy to stand corrected). What is very interesting is that the two sessions before yesterday (Friday 19 Sep 08), his right leg actually ended up 2mm longer than his left.

Is this normal? I triple checked and there it was, a 5mm short right leg ending up being 2mm longer than the left.

Have you got any explanations Steve? All I do with Ross is just the basic SLM treatment with some extra attention to the erectors.

His session yesterday yielded a normal result with respect to his leg length.

Ross promised to get the SLM Yoga DVD yesterday so hopefully, I'll be able to give a better and more timely update next week.

Cheers

PeteQ

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Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009, 10:51:58 PM »
Up until the last few nights I thought I had finally cracked the insomnia and early morning waking, but now I fear they are back to haunt me after a brief holiday harassing someone else.

Any tips on gaining a full nights sleep?

Thanks

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Re: Insomnia and SLM
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 11:51:20 PM »
A restless body is a sign of dysfunction and if it isn't pain waking you up I'd suggest you visit a good naturopath and see what other area of your body is out of balance.

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Steve

 

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