"Ask The Savvy Insomniac" Goes Online

questionWhen people hear I’ve written a book about insomnia, they often respond with a question or comment about their sleep.

“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.