Thursday, December 27, 2007

PHILTER

Best present this year has been finally cracking the terrible insomnia of the last couple of months without recourse to medication.

9 comments:

Thomas Transparent said...

Insomnia is the bane of my life; I've had it since I was about 14, and trying to force my mind to shut down at a 'normal' hour (rather than 5 in the morning) often verges on the tortuous.

This hit especially hard when I moved out of Tokyo and didn't have the continual white noise of highway traffic, trains, generators etc. to aid in giving me that feeling of fatigue- I had to have the fan of a small humidifier running constantly.

I've found the legally sanctioned soporifics to be pretty terrible, also- they effectively break the insomnia barrier, but then you enter into this void of dreamless sleep which doesn't refresh or inspire you at all. These days melatonin is about the heaviest knockout drop I'll allow myself.

William Bennett said...

God bless the inventor of sleep, the cloak that covers all men's thoughts.

(Cervantes)

Ea-M. said...

Just one more g/t... Have nothing better to do. Feel so sad...

Richo said...

Fucking hate sleep, myself. The less, the better. Even though I suffer for it and have huge bags to prove this. Also get insomnia, too, but it works for me. Unless I have work (as in 'proper' work) to do. In which case, it's shit. Maybe I need to smoke more shrubs, or drink more of the red stuff...?!

the mullah said...

would you, William, care to share your cure?

William Bennett said...

@the_mullah

it was more by accident than design, caught a nasty stomach bug and so engaged in a 72-hour detox: no food other than a couple of apples, just herbal infusions

LJP said...

My grandmother was always into the healing powers of herbs. Not that they ever worked in my case...

trevor brown said...

god bless the inventor of dreams, the window that opens all men's thoughts

[um, a blogger test post - i've lurked here for ages - wanted to comment before but couldn't because this site very helpfully used to put everything in japanese for me]

Miss Kerry said...

Melatoin
natures answer to permanent sleep disorders like mine ( ADHD chemically oriented.)