I've gotten 6 total hours of sleep in the past week. I'm too mad to appreciate the irony.
How is this related to Designer News?
Turns out, designers are whole people.
I personally prefer normal threads like this on DN rather than 'top 10 design leadership tips to impress your boss' or 'x is dead' articles.
It's news about a designer. Upvoted.
use headspace, it works like magic
+1 for headspace.
+1. I recommend reading the book as well as trying the app
Is there something stressing you out we could help with? Otherwise I'd suggest talking to your doctor.
Hang in there. Many of us have gone through similar spells of sleeplessness.
All these designers, no one asks our definitory question
I'm a night owl, but I can play the early bird when I want. Here's what I do.
You've gotta guilt yourself awake. Convince yourself that you're lazy if you don't get up before a certain time. I'm usually up before 7 during the school year regardless of my class schedule or it being the weekend because I feel like crap otherwise.
Let's not kid ourselves. I sleep like a log. I could sleep through a train wreck. Set an alarm when you want to get up (on a real alarm clock across the room) and maybe another 3 or 4 alarms (on your phone close to your bed) in the half hour leading up to it.
I'd rather get 4 or 5 hours of sleep than wake up at noon. That might be why I can do it.Also I advise to buy a new mattress (here is a review https://sleepmentor.net/restonic-mattress/) Believe me, the right mattress is numer one step that can significantly improve the quality of your sleep—as well as your wellbeing while you’re awake
Oliva hasn't checked back in a day. We can only hope she is happily asleep.
Have you tried the Sleep with Me podcast? I know a few people who've found it pretty helpful.
I also listen to podcasts, works well to calm down your thoughts.
Insomnia sucks (I've battled it on and off for the past few years) but with a solid plan in hand and the right mindset in place you can totally manage it.
If I had to share one tip, it would be the following. Don't lie asleep in bed awake. Your brain will begin to associate your bed with being frustrated and awake. Get up and read for a bit. Do some stretching/yoga. Listen to a podcast.
If it's getting you down and becoming seemingly unmanageable, PM me and I can try to point you to more resources. Just know that there are others out there who deal with this too. :\
Thanks for your comments guys. I really appreciate your help. I know that my post has no connection to Designer News but Im a designer myself.. who has actually been tired of insomnia..
You're brave posting this! Congrats. More and more designers suffer from affections like Insomnia but people don't bother to discuss it because it is not "design related".
if you already set the branding and colours etc, turn on the night shift. It really helps.
If it's work stress related, it's not worth it. Your health comes first, and the older you get the more you realize its importance. Take a break. Go for a walk, go work out, exhaust your body and then sleep with no alarm clock.
Why do you suffer from insomnia? What is your particular 'flavor?'