So it’s news that the rich sleep better in Canada (as headlines in various online publications recently proclaimed)? Not exactly shocking. Who wouldn’t sleep better owning a Mercedes than a rickety Ford?
Insomnia is more often the curse of those who struggle to make mortgage payments and pay for healthcare than the well to do.
I spent years in denial about my fear of sleeplessness. Just how mixed up would I look if I admitted to an anxiety that undoubtedly made my insomnia worse?
I didn’t know anything about emotion then, or how people come to fear things like dogs or water or sleeplessness. I’ve come a long way since.
People pop the question whenever I mention my long struggle with insomnia: “Have you had a sleep study?”
When I say “no,” they always look puzzled. Wouldn’t I want to get to the bottom of a problem that’s had such an impact on my life?
Trazodone has never been approved for the treatment of insomnia. Yet it rose to the top of the bestseller charts as a medication for sleeplessness in the 1990s and enjoys great popularity still. Here’s one explanation for its appeal.