Tag Archives | insomnia

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 […]

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 […]

Are you a sensitive sleeper? Test it now!

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. In this test, ticking just one box indicates that you might have a sleep problem. This is might […]

Challenge with doctors

Most sensitive sleepers have experienced a massive challenge with doctors. Professor Colin A Espie says that it’s common for people with insomnia to feel misunderstood. More often than not doctors do not really know what to suggest either. Insomnia is so ubiquitous that it’s often dismissed by doctors as normal part of life. Technically speaking, […]

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: […]

Typical for sensitive sleepers

Typical for sensitive sleepers It’s typical for sensitive sleepers stay awake late before falling asleep and/or wakes up in the middle of sleeping (or just too early in the morning) and find it hard to fall back asleep. We often find it hard even to nap in the daytime as well which stems from being ‘tired but […]

Causes of insomnia

Causes of insomnia are many It’s clear that poor sleep disturbs life in a very holistic way, because sleep is essential for effective brain functioning, concentration, memory, ability to learn, metabolism, mental balance and spirit and many other things. Furthermore, there’s no one answer or root cause for poor sleep and insomnia. Insomnia is often […]