Insomnia – noun
- habitual sleeplessness; inability to sleep.
|synonyms:||sleeplessness, wakefulness, restlessness;|
For some sleep comes easy, effortless almost. For others, it doesn’t come without its difficulties. More often than not, I suffer from fatigue which is the opposite of insomnia. I rarely experience insomnia these days but I have experienced it a lot in the past when on prednisolone (a steroid). Sometimes, with everything I have going on at the minute, my lifestyle is quite hectic and constantly busy. Because of this, there tends to be times when I wish I had insomnia! I say this, but when I experienced it I would get annoyed and frustrated especially at night when I just wanted to sleep.
It’s hard to help insomnia; sleeping tablets were a definite no for me. For me, I’d get an urge to do something like start cleaning, tidying or re-arrange my wardrobe. As this wasn’t really convenient at 10’o’clock at night, I’d have to do something else. So, my go-to ‘activities’ to help insomnia are:
Read – you can never go wrong with this one, though I sometimes ended up finishing off a whole book
Watch a film/series
Play games on my phone
Browse social media (this and playing a game is something I try not to do as I’m trying to cut down on screen time)
Word-searches – I have a big book of these which always help
I haven’t had insomnia for quite a while but I feel like it’s something worth addressing as it’s not easy to deal with.