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How to tame rebounding insomnia? Keep your cool and test these 5 tips.

It’s been a while since my last blog post. There’s many reasons for this slackness. The first one is however most surprising: I am actually sleeping quite well nowadays so my interest is fading a bit (it’s challenging to keep on dwelling in the negative insomnia world when you start to see light in the […]

My insomnia is bigger than yours.

My insomnia is bigger, nastier and uglier than yours. It’s also more complex and long-lasting than yours. It’s very different. One of a kind. Unique. Impossible. Unbeatable. Incurable. This was true for me just a while ago. It’s a strange thing to do: Compete with your insomnia. But we do so. I certainly did. And I now repeatedly witness many others doing […]

How to make sleep promises that hold?

I just read about Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution for 2015 – a habit he shares every year. He (the creator of Facebook) has just founded probably the world’s biggest book club and aims to read a book every two weeks. Goes without saying that this also means less time online which he openly admits. I […]

Slow down and sleep better! This is why and how:

Even when we are exhausted we tend to keep ourselves on overdrive. Slowing down (not to speak about napping) has traditionally been seen as a lazy bones afternoon no-no vice. Until now that is: the tide is turning. Various studies reveal the mounting positive effects of resting. Naps seem to correct nearly anything there ever is to heal: they […]

How to survive the day after a sleepless night

We have all been there – whether we have a tendency to insomnia or not. Three hours of sleep, or perhaps just one, or none. Tossing and turning and finally just counting minutes for the alarm to go off (and being oddly grateful when it finally does). However, the difference between a good sleeper and a poor sleeper […]

Make your bedroom right for deep, nourishing sleep – This is how:

We get the best, deepest and most nourishing sleep when we don’t need to worry about a thing and everything feels just about right. So the first one on my ”how to get the bedroom right for a sensitive sleeper” list is not about light, noise or softness of bed lines. It’s something else, something much more important. 1. Make your […]

Back to business, back to insomnia?

It’s that time of the year: life is full of new beginnings. After sun, sea and sand we return to our everyday lives full of promises to create a more balanced life. We are determined to do something differently – until we are swamped by the reality: mundane chores, juggling between work and home and […]

13 things blocking your happiness – day and night

We are in search for happiness for the most part of our lives. It’s almost within arm’s reach, but just not quite. As irritation takes over our days, sleeping off anxiety becomes impossible. We toss and turn restlessly and wake up dead tired – not at all ready for the next day. Tiny setbacks take colossal proportions […]

Sugar or sleep? Which one do you choose?

Because it might well be that you can’t have both. I certainly can’t. When cutting down daily sugar intake you can see the results in your sleep almost immediately, so it’s definitely worth testing whether you are sensitive to sugar. It goes without saying that sugar tolerance varies person to person and some of us are more resilient to the […]

It’s official: Exercise helps us to sleep better

Exercise helps us to sleep better but there’s a catch.  A recent study with chronic insomniacs found that those who started walking, biking or running three times a week for 30 minutes at a time noticed an improvement in their sleep habits at the end of 16 weeks, according to the results published in the […]