All You Need Is Love... (and some freaking sleep!)

Insomnia. This condition has been the bane of my existence since I was a small child, and my quest to find insomnia cures has led me to the most ridiculous ends. This site lends empathy and hope to you if you suffer sleeplessness. Perhaps I can help stop you from ending up in the same dark alleys as I have, just from trying to alleviate the agony of persistent sleeplessness. Maybe you've already been down those horrid roads yourself, and if that's the case I truly sympathize and offer you sincere optimism here.

As it happens you may have arrived here just because you care deeply for someone with insomnia, and you wish to help. Either way, the words and advice you will read here are golden, for if sleeplessness were money I would be the richest man on the planet. My experiences in chasing away this sickness are truly epic in proportion, and my solutions work.

I certainly won't tell you that there is one magical formula to beating insomnia because there is no miracle cure. There are reasonable and appreciable steps that can be taken that will help, and using these steps over time in a partnership with adopting proper sleep hygiene techniques you truly can get a good nights sleep on demand.

Having said that, it should be noted that pharmacology has made incredible advancements in sleep aids and these pills do have a great appeal to those afflicted with insomnia, but using them comes at potentially a very steep price. Under no circumstances do I condone or promote the use of medications to treat chronic insomnia for any length of time, even though these pills work almost magically. Here's why:
  • Sleeping pills become redundant and over time and you will need to take more and more to achieve the desired effect.
  • Sleeping pills will negatively affect your short term memory; I'll get back to you in 10 years to let you know if it affects long term memory.
  • Modern sleeping aids, called benzodiazepines, can place you in a trance-like state of sleepwalking, sleep eating, or sleep*insert embarrassing activity here*. Take it from personal experience and my own research into the subject, this happens a great deal more than is reported. There are stories of adverse drug reactions that range from the mildly comical to the absolutely tragic.
  • A cold turkey withdrawal from these medications is akin to being driven quickly insane. I am not exaggerating in the least - there are many case studies wherein this has proven true. In fact withdrawing from certain commonly prescribed sleep aids (such as Xanax) have been reported to lead to prolonged and semi-permanent depressive disorders. Also a complete withdrawal from these substances can take up to 6 months or more, and most general practitioners are not really up on this fact when they prescribe these drugs.
So alas, it really doesn't work for me to just throw up an affiliate link and send you on your merry way without being fully armed with knowledge.That knowledge is this: with chronic insomnia you have to adopt a multi-phaseal approach. If your condition is acute in nature, there are some excellent techniques and products that will soothe your nerves and slow down your mind enough to fall into blissful slumber. In some instances these remedies even helped me on occasion, even though I am what you would call a hard core chronic case. So if you are not suffering insomnia in a chronic or long term capacity I really suggest you try some of the helpful links listed here on the site.

Unfortunately, if your insomnia is of a more chronic nature then buckle down because it does take time and experimenting to find what works best for you. Read on, ask away, learn and interact here, and eventually you will discover that sleeping is not as elusive as you may think. There are some very effective insomnia cures right here and what is not listed can be, just suggest it. We can recognize the problem, and once you can recognize it you can solve it.

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