No sugar / alcholic drinks after dinner
No phone / tablet / computer since one hour before sleep.
~1h before sleep: tisane without sugar with a blend of herbs for sleeping aid (e.g. chamomile, melissa, passionflower, ..)
At evening, adjust the lights. They should be...
Everything is concrete and stone
and darkness and light,
and nothing seems to be made
of the same stuff.
Its just living contraptions
existing to please a cheap lie.
A bad lie.
We light a cigarette at the bus-stop
and i look up to notice, the paper cut moon
and how poorly its...
God it's 4 am,
And I haven't even closed my eyes.
What is wrong with me,
Why do I not sleep?
Is it the storm outside,
Or the one raging inside of me?
But the funny thing is,
If its funny at all,
Is that I'm not even tired,
I feel big even though I am small.
Well I just hope...
About this time, 3 AM, the paper guy drives up, runs up the walk and throws one onto the deck of my neighbor. Often I'm awake, and recently outside taking in the air, since the weather's been nice.
The last few times he came, he ran up, tossed his paper, and called out to me...
Bass noise infects me head to toe. Probably neurological. Sleep deprived. Last night 30mg OxyContin with BP meds. Little effect. Most meds do little for me. Should be happy about it. I guess. I preach the golden rules of sleep, yet I can't fix myself.
The Mind-Body Coach
We all know people who can sleep like a rock no matter what. I have never been one of those people. I came into this world with a “temperamental” sleep system.
My sister and I are 15 months apart. In my early adulthood, when I...
for a solid nights rest instead of two or three hours.
I've tried every pill, every relaxation technique, every herbal remedy.
I woke up at 4 am on the 14th. it's been 30 hours and I probably have another nine or ten hours of being awake. then I'll sleep for 4 hours and be up...
and it sucks. It's normal for me to go two days straight without sleep, and on a good night I get about 5 hours. It's why I am always tired, and why I hate mornings. Fortunately I function rather well, despite my lack of sleep and the fact that caffeine has virtually no effect...
Fear is my old nemesis. He is always there. Making sure that I never get comfortable. With no comfort, comes no sleep. Ensuring that his reign never ends. I've no arsenal for this worthy foe, as my weapons have been taken from me.
The Kings Brew has become a glancing party in...
I never thought I will have insomnia. My mother had it, and she was terribly crazy when she can't sleep. I had a notion that insomnia is the disease of the flipped. Of course, not until I had it. No matter how I physically tire myself, still I can't sleep on the hour I should be...
Sleepiness correlated to lack of vitamin D
United Press International
There is a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and lack of vitamin D, U.S. researchers suggest.
day and what's making me sick. I hate not being able to sleep. My fiance hates that I can't sleep but he can't do anything. I suffer from insomnia from when I was young and took care of my dad. I've lived with it since I was 14 and so the past 6 years have been a lot of restless...
Last night I found myself thrashing around in bed. No matter what position I tried to lie down in, I was uncomfortable. I thought about just getting up at 3 am and maybe getting breakfast or something because I just couldn't get back to sleep. By the time the sun came out, my...
if you ignore it. I drank more and continued my mantra. 'Stop thinking', swig, 'empty your head', swig, 'now, seriously empty your head.”
― Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Seriously. I think if we could empty our heads we would all be sleeping like babies. Swigging does help ;)
i suffer with anxiety, and depression and have done for a long time same with the insomnia, i spoke to my doctor four years ago and they refered me to a service that provides councelling and cbt there was a three month waiting list but i had to be asessed first they rang me twice...
For as long as I can remember, I was a night owl by nature. I felt completely nocturnal, begging to stay up all night from a very young age.
Through school years, it only progressed. Each year I would suffer when the new school year started, needing to conform to the...