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Sleep Well in Midlife & Beyond

Over the years, a constant that comes up over and over again with my clients is sleep issues. It seems that when we hit midlife it is almost a given that we are going to at some point suffer from insomnia. 

I personally suffered for 16 1/2 years and tried every solution imaginable to fix the problem. After finally finding a solution over 4 years ago, I knew that I had to make this a part of my program for women in their midlife years and beyond.  So I am honored to be able to offer this course in conjunction with Dr. Robert Glidewell of the Insomnia Clinic for my valued clients.

Please take a few minutes to listen to this video from a webinar that I did that talks about midlife sleep issues for women. It includes the story of my sleep journey.

If you are ready to fix your sleep issues once and for all, it is time to get started!

Part 1: Woman's Guide to Natural Sleep: Understanding and Claiming Healthy Sleep at Any Age

In the Woman's Guide to Natural Sleep, he will help you understand the unique ways in which being a woman contributes to the challenges of getting a good night's sleep. You will learn how women's sleep is different from men's, how sleep works, how much sleep you need, and exactly why sleep is important. You will also learn about the unique aspects of sleep throughout the stages of women's lives from menstruation through motherhood and into menopause.

Part 2: CBT-I Sleep Training and Coaching

If you are currently taking sleep medication or you're still holding out hoping to find a natural solution, this program is for you. In this section, you will begin to retrain your body and your brain how to sleep. You will go through a 1/2 day Sleep Training workshop developed by Dr. Robert Glidewell, to teach the principles and techniques of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia or CBT-I. These are the most well-research techniques recommended by the American College of Physicians as the first-line treatment for insomnia. You will work with a personal sleep coach to guide you through this process.

1 x 30-minute kickstart with Kara

3 x 30-minute sessions with a sleep coach of the Insomnia clinic to aid you in successfully fixing your sleep

2 x 30-minute follow up calls with Kara to give support and encourage you in your new habits 


It is highly suggested that before you consider taking this course that you have ruled out any physical issues that may be causing your insomnia.

Part one is work at your own pace

Part two includes coaching        


Meet your coach for the program

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Dr. Okun has over 20 years of experience researching, studying, and teaching the importance of healthy sleep. She received her doctoral degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver in 2005. She then moved to Pittsburgh, PA, for a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship and joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Psychiatry in 2008.

In 2014, Dr. Okun returned to Colorado to continue her research on sleep and pregnancy and to join the faculty of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the Director of Clinical and Biobehavioral Research.

Dr. Okun has authored or co-authored over four dozen scientific articles and book chapters.

Michele Okun, PhD


meet the founder

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Robert N. Glidewell, PsyD


Robert N. Glidewell, PsyD, CBSM, is a licensed clinical psychologist and one of less than 200 psychologists world-wide to be awarded certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

He has extensive advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, including a mini fellowship at the Duke University insomnia and sleep research program. With 10 years of experience in the field of behavioral sleep medicine, he has evaluated and treated thousands of individuals with chronic and complex insomnia, dependence on sleeping pills, fatigue, excessive daytime sleepiness, and a range of other sleep and associated problems.

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