Insomnia is one of the most frustrating conditions that anyone can experience. Whether you’re tossing and turning all night or just can’t seem to get your mind to quiet down, it can leave you feeling drained and miserable the next day. But there’s something else that insomnia can do to you: make you do weird, wacky, and downright bizarre things. Here are just a few examples:
Organizing your closet at 3 am.
Who needs sleep when you can finally get that closet organized? Insomnia can turn you into a domestic machine, and before you know it, you’re Marie Kondo-ing your entire wardrobe, in the dead of night. Just don’t be surprised if you wake up the next morning and wonder why your shoes are all color-coordinated.
Searching for answers to life’s big questions.
When you can’t sleep, your mind can wander to some pretty strange places. Suddenly, you’re pondering the meaning of life, the universe, and everything else. You might even start googling deep philosophical questions, like “What is the sound of one hand clapping?” or “Is the universe a hologram?” Don’t worry if you don’t find any answers – chances are, you won’t remember any of it the next day anyway.
Developing an obsession with your Fitbit.
Who needs a good night’s sleep when you can obsess over your step count instead? When you can’t sleep, your mind can start to focus on strange things, and for some people, that thing is their fitness tracker. Suddenly, you’re checking your heart rate, counting your steps, and analyzing your sleep data, all in the name of trying to find some kind of pattern that will help you get a better night’s rest. Spoiler alert: it probably won’t work.
So the next time you’re lying in bed, staring at the ceiling and wondering why you can’t fall asleep, just remember: you’re not alone. But maybe–just maybe you skip these steps and call us instead. Most of our clients are seeing significant improvements in just 3-4 sessions!
Until then, sleep well friends!