10 Steps that Helped Me Sleep at Night

By | March 27, 2013

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In the summer of 2011 I became an insomniac. I’ve battled forever with my Alarm clock, the snooze button became my best friend and I was always waking up too late. My having a late start the first thing in the morning cast an unwelcome hue of irritation on the remainder of my day which made me both jittery and unhappy. I’ve tried my best to fix my sleeping patterns trying various things, I’ve even Read more »

The Sleep Cycle Application for iPhone

By | October 21, 2012

I’ve been browsing the App Store on my iPhone last week when I noticed The Sleep Cycle application. It had a high rating and good reviews and given my current state of sleep deprivation I decided to give it a shot. Read more »

Help: Insomnia Solution Needed

By | July 4, 2012

It started about a year ago, maybe last summer. Suddenly, sleep never came to me. No matter what I do, no matter how tired I am or how early I woke up, even if my eyes were drooping, I can never switch off and sleep.

I tried every old trick in the book: aroma therapy, relaxation, not stressing, cut my coffee consumption to decaf, cut off even the decaf coffee, cut off all sources of caffeine, drinking warm milk, clearing my mind from all my troubles before I went to bed but to no avail. I even went to a doctor and he gave me sleeping pills. He said they were very strong and should help me sleep. The made me drowsy the first time I took them, the next morning I woke up to a room swaying like I was boarding a ship in the middle of a troubled ocean, and when night time came nothing happened. Even those strong pills lost their effect after one night.

Its not that I don’t get sleepy, its just that I cannot switch off. Even if my mind is blank and I’m thinking about nothing, I cannot sleep. I’d stay till after morning prayers sometimes till 4 or 5 AM tossing and turning.

This is not healthy, this is not normal, and its been going on for a tad too long. I wonder if there other out there who are suffering from the same thing or is it just me? I feel like a freak, or a mutant owl or something. Plus, if you have a proven solution for a case like mine, I would love to hear it. I’m at my wits end here…