Sleep Starved: A site by insomniacs and for insomniacs who are looking for something new…
Mar
5

Your stories and ideas…

I want to know what you know about insomnia, where you think it came from, the impact it’s had on your life, your experiences with drugs, sleep clinics, cognitive behavioral therapy, alternative therapies, the ways you’ve found of coping, and any other insights you have that might shed insight on this complex condition. Insomniacs are […]

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Mar
5

What impact has insomnia had on your life—on your work, relationships, family?

written by Gayle

“…if you want to know how you’re going to feel in a decade’s time, you should stay awake all night and go into work. It simulates 10 years of ageing…” Laura Barton and Charlie Brooker, “Pillows, Pills, and Potions,” Guardian Unlimited, UK, Guardian.Co, Feb. 5, 2008 Are the people in your life, family, workplace, supportive […]

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Mar
2

“Nobody ever died of insomnia,” it’s often said.

written by Gayle

But it’s not true…. Gayle Greene, “Bring the agony of insomnia to light,” Providence Journal, projo.com, Feb. 15, 2008. Read more…. “Snooze Alarm: What the deaths of celebrities can teach us about the dangers of insomnia,” Opinion, Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2008 http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-op-greene30mar30,0,5833902.story

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Feb
25

The ravages of sleep loss….

written by Gayle

I never was one to fret about my sleep debt, but I’ve always suspected there’s a sort of downward spiral I which bad sleep leads to worse sleep. Now I read, “Humans and animals that have chronic sleep deprivation might reach a point at which the very ability to catch up on lost sleep is […]

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