“The whole problem is that I’m a night owl. It’s midnight, and the alarm’s going to ring at seven. But I just don’t feel like going to bed.”
“I’m up to 15 grams of melatonin now, but I still wake up at one o’clock. Would increasing the dosage help?”
People tell me the back-and-forth exchanges that then ensue are helpful. Which gave me an idea: Why not create a way for readers to initiate confidential chats about their particular problems with sleep and insomnia online? Hence, the birth of Ask the Savvy Insomniac, a new feature on my website launched two days ago.
What sorts of topics might serve to motivate these one-on-one conversations? Anything and everything having to do with insomnia and sleep. For example,
- trouble falling asleep
- waking up in the middle of the night
- waking up too early
- irregular sleep schedules
- sensitivity to noise, light, and touch at night
- fatigue, mood swings, and mental fuzziness during the daytime
- talking with doctors about insomnia
- cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia, and difficulty complying with treatment
- sleeping pills
- alternative remedies for insomnia.
The list could go on from here. So if you’ve got a sleep issue, no matter whether large or small, The Savvy Insomniac is now ready and waiting for a chat. Click Ask the Savvy Insomniac, and start typing away.