First posted 7/10/11 on The Doctor Weighs In
Who among us hasn’t spent at one time or another a sleepless night, tossing and turning, praying for the light of dawn to finally redeem us from our private sleepless hell? Racing thoughts, emotional distress –conspiring to torment us into tired wakefulness –are the demons of the night. Thankfully, for most of us this is a passing experience. We bounce back, have a good night’s sleep, and barely remember that nightmare of sleeplessness. But not all of us. If you suffer from difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep, or having nonrefreshing sleep for at least 1 month you are an insomniac.