Tuesday, 27 November 2007

The Bell, It Tolls For Me

11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.58, 7, 8.58. And everything in between.

I hate insomnia.


Deborah said...

Sorry to hear that. I suffer from insomnia as well. Bed changes (softer feather topper and soft pillow) have helped immeasurably. No wine at night is a major factor for me and one that's very hard to enforce. I suffer terribly if I have a glass though. I wish you luck in discovering your sleep triggers.


Sara said...

There was no wine last night, Deborah. :-) There was, however, ill-advised coffee at 9pm, and I should have known better.

Linda said...

Many years ago I suffered very badly from insomnia - I had two sessions of hypnotherapy and have never looked back. Best money I ever spent. I don't drink caffeinated drinks much after midday.

Matthew said...

I've had insomnia and it is horrible, it happened after I took something called ciprofloxacin and quit it within 2 days! (I had never had insomnia in my life before taking that). It was sleep maintenance insomnia where I'd wake up every 2-3 hours!

Some yoga is particularly good for increasing GABA levels. see:


Hope your insomnia was only short lasting!

Matthew said...

heres that link again


Arturo said...

Hi Sara
Yoga does help me sleep better. I attribute it to the stretching or exertion, but Matt has a good point. Meditation would calm your mind as well. In the 1960s Dale Carnegie was a self help guru. He wrote a book called, "How to stop worrying and start living." One of the things he addressed was insomnia. He stated that worrying about insomnia is more harmful than insomnia itself. If you are getting rest that is what your body needs mostly.

Matthew said...

That is so right! The more you say to yourself "when will I fall to sleep?" The longer it will take to you sleep. You can't force it, it will just happen.

I made the mistake of worrying about what time I would get to sleep and that I was awake X number of hours and it made it much worse. I had both sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia at that point!