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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 […]

What to do when insomnia creeps back?

Life is weird. The positive irony is that the most expected thing happens when you least expect it. When I launched this blog a few months back (and came out from my insomnia-forever-closet) my feelings went on a rollercoaster. First it was: fear, fear, fear. Then: WTF, WTF, WTF. And finally: free, free, free. And the end result? I sleep […]

How to sleep with chronic insomnia – is there hope after years of poor sleep?

Yes there is, and you hold the key. The underlying question is what are you willing to do in order to sleep better. If the answer is ‘nothing really as I am otherwise content with my life’ you are not going to get very far with your sleep quest. If, however, you are ready to […]

Psychological sleep disorders

The relationship of depression and insomnia Which comes first: depression or insomnia? The relationship of depression and insomnia is two-way and for this reason it’s hard to identify which was there first. Chronic sleep problems affect 50% to 80% of the patients in a typical psychiatric practice, compared with 10% to 18% of adults in […]

Sleep disorders

Besides insomnia, there are number of sleep disorders. Here are some of the most common ones described shortly. You can find more information under useful links. Advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD): Is a condition in which patients feel very sleepy and go to bed early in the evening (e.g. 6:00–8:00 p.m.) and wake up very […]

Effects of bad sleep

Bad sleep tends to excessively undermine the importance of a good night’s sleep. We feel as if we have failed and are ashamed for not being able to sleep normally. Poor sleepers can start ‘covering’ the sleep problems and developing different methods to survive in daily life. All the efforts go to survival and as […]

What is insomnia

What is insomnia Before going ahead, let’s remember one important thing. Everyone, even the very best sleepers, sleep badly from time to time. But when does the occasional bad night turn into chronic insomnia? Why does this happen and what exactly is insomnia? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA defines insomnia as: […]

Test your sleep

Test your sleep Making a self-assessment is the first tangible step towards accountability and better sleep. And even if you go to meet doctor/expert, you are required to make a proper self-assessment before diagnosis and treatment choices can be made. It’s very valuable learning our sleep patterns, identifying (unhealthy) thoughts and habits causing insomnia and […]