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    I have suffered with insomnia on and off for over a year now. Sometimes u go weeks at a time with really good quality sleep and then wham i’ll be awake all night. This may happen once or twice during a week and then come back a few weeks later. Often it is before an event but equally I have slept very well on occasions where I predicted I wouldn’t (thankfully) sometimes during g these bouts of insomnia I remain calm all night and still sleep eludes me. I wonder if anyone else suffers in this way and have you found any solid techniques to tackle it head on when it occurs. Yours sleepily


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    I found the same thing.
    My insomnia was totally unpredictable.


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    Hi Redeyeguy,

    Insomnia can be really unpredictable. I think it’s very helpful to make sure that you’re not adjusting or limiting your daytime activity after an occasional poor night of sleep. Be active, be social, eat commonsense good food, all of that regardless how the night goes. Basically don’t give in to an occasional night of insomnia. Natural sleepiness will build back up, your brain will sleep deeper to recover, and things will get back on track. Also, you mentioned remaining calm all night. Make sure you’re not in bed for long stretches of time a week as this will lead to classical conditioning over time. Find something enjoyable to do in another room if you are not sleepy at night. Have your alarm set for the same time each morning, obey it, and avoid knowing the time all night long helps too.

    My 2 cents.



    Martin Reed
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    Mike gave some great advice here! Some of us are just more predisposed to sleep disruption. It’s important to recognize that, sometimes, sleep disruption is normal and to be expected — for example, a tight deadline at work, receiving bad news, arguing with a spouse, going through a big life change, etc.

    As long as we don’t react to the sleep disruption and as long as we avoid compensatory behaviors, our sleep will usually recover pretty quickly all by itself.

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