In over 35 years as a sleep physician and researcher, I evaluated and treated thousands of individuals suffering from insomnia. At the time, the only treatments available in the medical profession were hypnotic medications (sleeping pills), and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia (CBTI). While sleeping pills had shown to be effective, I recognized that many of my patients would become physically and/or psychologically dependent on them or would experience significant side effects such as daytime sleepiness, confusion, or memory problems.
I knew there had to be a better way…a safer, more natural, yet scientifically valid way to treat insomnia. In my research, I worked to discover the basic brain mechanisms of sleep and insomnia. Noticeably, people suffering from sleeplessness experienced what they described as a “racing mind”. Racing mind has been shown to be associated with overactivity in the frontal cortex – the thinking part of the brain that many people have trouble turning off. It had long been known in medicine, that cooling could help relax the brain and slow brain activity, but it wasn’t yet being applied to sleep. This led me to explore which temperatures would support sleep, with extensive clinical trials revealing that it could be applied effectively and without any side effects.
While the adverse effects of sleeping pills have been known for some time, these concerns have recently been highlighted to an even greater extent. In September 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a communication requiring new safety warnings on benzodiazepines (sleeping pills) to include the risks of abuse, misuse, addition, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions. This is another step forward in educating people about the risks of sleeping pills.
Your doctor knows the best course of treatment for you, so you should not change or stop taking anything that has been prescribed for you. But, if you are experiencing side effects from prescription sleeping pills, you should talk to your doctor about these side effects to see if the natural CoolDrift solution is better for you. Transitioning from sleeping pills to CoolDrift is a gradual weaning process that your doctor can support you in if they feel it is right for you.
If you aren’t seeing a doctor for your sleeplessness and either aren’t currently taking sleeping pills or are taking over-the-counter sleeping pills, I hope that you’ll try the natural solution that I invented for the sole purpose of providing a drug-free alternative that enables people to sleep well without sacrificing their daytime wellness.
You don’t have to choose between nighttime and daytime wellness anymore.