animist wrote:...but what is the root problem if one does suffer it?
Coo, possibly almost as many causes as there are people? Then there may be several reasons why one person suffers insomnia.
My causes are usually hip pain, noise from neighbours, an idea I cannot get out of my mind until I have drawn/typed it out, needing to go to the loo . . . Being a light sleeper does not help.
I seem to only really need about three/four hours sleep a night, but it very much depends when I get those three hours as to how the lack of sleep in the rest of the night affects me. A neighbour coming home after I have had about an hour's sleep is the worst. I am now a bit annoyed and, though my medication reduces my adrenalin production greatly during the day, I am now usually 100% awake and not likely to get back to sleep until about 4 or 5 in the morning. Might as well read or listen to the radio.
Getting up to go to the loo after about 3am is not so bad but may still have me awake for another two or three hours. I envy a friend who says she sleeps as soon as her head hits the pillow after a loo trip!
Hip pain, from my bursitis, is the worst long term thing; a bad night of that means that I can only lie on one side for about 20 minutes at a time before having to turn over. Sleeping on my front causes me breathing problems; sleeping on my back (the lost comfortable position) causes sleep apnoea at times, snoring at other times, neither good for continued sleep! I have a sort of distorted "recovery position" where my whole body is twisted so my belly and hips are as flat as I can get them on the mattress and my chest is rotated about 45 degrees, my resting on one shoulder, so I can breathe. Sounds weird but it is actually one of the things (after years of practice) that keep me as supple as I am for my age.
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