365 Places: Insomnia

Day 76: Insomnia, All the time, Everywhere

This post is about a place where I seem to spend more and more time – insomnia. When I was younger, sleep always came easily, I could drink coffee all day and then get a good 8-9 hours. However, in the last 5 years, something has changed.

Now if I go to bed before 11pm, I will wake around 3am. If I drink coffee in the afternoon, it is likely I will be wide awake at midnight, thinking of what I can do to try to sleep.

At the moment, I am listening to my meditation music which usually helps send me off to the land of nod, but not tonight.

Once upon a time I used to worry about not sleeping but now I embrace insomnia. It gives me a chance to work on writing, to read and sometimes to make art. I just try to keep busy until my brain finally says “that is enough”. By distracting myself with other things, I can usually escape the worrisome thoughts that jolt me into early morning wakefulness or resist my efforts for an early night.

I did find some tips for managing insomnia which I might try. Some are also familiar remedies – I used to use Lavender oil on my sons pillow when he was little and couldn’t sleep and it seemed to help him – maybe I could try that…

What do other people do to manage insomnia – I would love to know!


Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in 365 Places

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,215 other followers

Support Us
Map: 365 Places

See all the places on the map

Buy Finding Balance: Mura Gadi
As seen on:
Sites with articles by Geokult Travel
%d bloggers like this: