……… During the next few weeks, sleep-deprived
Detective Will Dormer was tormented by this
continual curse called insomnia.
Not only he was feeling a steady guilt, because he
believed he had killed his partner Detective Hap
Eckhart, but being in Alaska during the summer,
he also had to suffer this relentless blazing of the
Dormer was not allowed to sleep at all during
the nights, but spending those exhausting hours
chewing gum, staring at the alarm clock and
imagining his dead partner …………
“ I wanna sleep…… Just let me sleep……”
Insomnia is a commonplace problem, affecting
a huge number of people everywhere.
It is defined by the quality of sleep you get at
night, and not so much by the quantity.
Obviously, you need to sleep a specific number
of hours every night;
but the most important issue here is how you feel
when you wake up in the morning:
is it refreshed and revitalised, or
exhausted and drained.
If sleep is a distant dream for you, not only this
will influence your day to day functioning, but also
it will damage, and finally destroy your health.
There are a lot of causes of insomnia, from
various emotional issues to many medical ones,
to your lifestyle habits;
as well as your age and even your genetic
No matter what the source of your insomnia
is, the following recommendations will help:
a) Go outside every morning either for a
walk or to do any external jobs, to absorb the
natural light, even if there is no sun.
b) Never exercise in the evening or at night.
At least four to six hours before you intend
to go to bed.
c) Keep your bedroom very clean and tidy.
It should be cool in temperature and colours,
quiet, dark and comfortable with no
appliances anywhere around.
d) Buy a good quality mattress, supportive
pillows and soft bedding linens.
e) Always try to go to bed and wake up more
or less at the same time, so your brain gets
used to this routine.
f) Avoid all stressful situations and any negativity
late in the evening like, serious discussions, heavy
arguments or working.
Instead, focus on calming activities and comforting
g) Have light dinners, with chicken or turkey breast,
or a white fish fillet, all with vegetables and some whole grain,
with no spices or sugars.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, but you can drink a cup
of chamomile or linden tea with a teaspoon of honey.
h) If you need a late night snack, have a wholemeal
cracker with white cheese, and drink some pure almond milk,
which is a source of calcium.
Insomnia should never be taken lightly and
ignored, because at the end it can become a
When you go to bed at night, try to relax by
focusing on your whole body from your feet
to your head, and concentrate on your
You can also inhale the vapours of the relaxing
lavender essential oil, and listen to some
music you like.
If you wake up at night and you find it difficult
to go back to sleep repeat the same procedure.
Have a good night!!