Insomnia

I’ve suffered from insomnia on and off for more than 20 years, and write about my personal experience here. You’ll find practical tips based on my efforts to tackle insomnia. And additional articles covering theories and advice about sleep that I think you might find interesting and useful.

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How To Fall Asleep Faster

Are you lying awake right now looking for something to help you go to sleep? Or have sleep problems become a regular and frustrating part of your life? Whichever applies to you, you should find the...

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Tips For Sleeping On A Plane

Unless you’re blessed with the rare ability to sleep anywhere, the chances are you’ll have difficulty sleeping well on a plane. If you have the means and desire to pay for a lie-flat...

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Do Older Adults Need Less Sleep?

Many older adults feel that a good night’s sleep is more elusive than it once was. You may feel tired earlier in the evening, but then sleep for less total hours than you used to. Perhaps you wake...

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7 Sleep Tips For Night Shift Workers

Does your job entail working difficult shifts? Do you work nights, or have changing shift patterns from week to week? I know from personal experience that it can be very demanding – on your...

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Tips For Sleeping When You Have Hay Fever

For many people, summer is the best of the four seasons. For hay fever sufferers, however, it can be an endless nightmare of wheezing, sniffing and red eyes. Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is a common...

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My Top 10 Tips For Insomnia

When I tell people that I write about sleep, they usually ask me if I suffer from insomnia myself. When I tell them that I do, they invariably ask me to recommend some techniques for dealing with it...

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How Alcohol Affects Your Sleep

Does an alcoholic drink help you sleep better during periods of insomnia, or when life seems particularly stressful? Even if you don’t use it for those reasons, perhaps you just enjoy a quiet...

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How A Busy Life And Stress Affected My Sleep

Do you sometimes lie awake at night because you can’t stop thinking about your endless to-do list, or a stressful event that’s worrying you? Most people have busy lives and know that...

How To Block Out Noise In Bed

How much sleep have you lost recently because of inconsiderate neighbors or a snoring partner? For sensitive sleepers, noise can be one of the biggest obstacles to a good night’s sleep...

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How A Healthy Diet Can Help You Sleep

Have you noticed that on the days you eat healthily, you sleep better? And do you find that when you sleep badly, you tend to eat more junk food the next day to keep you going? If you’re not...