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My nights without insomnia

Thanks for all your small week words last it was really important for me to share it with you and I have carefully read all of your stories. Merci !

Today I wanted to talk to you about my insomnia problems and how I'm trying out ^^

I don't remember having problems before sleep my 25 years old. I've always been a big Marmot and I am not part of these fools who found that sleep is a waste of time. I love sleep, I find it sweet, and I could go back to sleep to infinity in the morning or after a NAP. I love this time can no longer fight and where we let ourselves go to sleep, I find that exhilarating feeling.

But paradoxically I've always hated to go to sleep. And as far as I can remember, child I said already “No dodo” When we put to bed, and I am always noted for playing in my room. I spent my childhood to make me yell at because I was never to bed at the time where the child should be.

I'm still at bottom in what I do, It always frustrates me to go to bed, I'm someone a little obsessive, and when I have an idea in mind there it gallops up and there is more room for sleep. But yet when I sleep, I am well and I want to stay there.

I started having real problems to fall asleep last year of DSAA in Boulle. It was the beginning of insomnia, do not sleep until 5 o'clock in the morning Sunday night because I pondered too to my project of end of year. It was hyper productive because I found a bunch of solutions to my problems, but it has exhausted me quickly. I came to my degree exhausted, and I had lost 4 kilos.

I called it my little creative insomnia, I couldn't find that much serious, even if it had somewhat changed my nights of permanently. Since I have to do regularly with these short nights, especially in times of big activity where I think my work continuously. And it exhausts me.

So I decided to finish and find solutions, because I can't keep everything what do I do if I can't find a little rest the night, at this rate I'll take me 10 years in the mouth and out me and I have no desire. And as he was out of the question that I take sleeping pills (My doctor prescribed me something on melatonin but I don't want to take) I have a little thought.

I have therefore sought to understand what makes that I'm not asleep, to identify the different cases and look for solutions adapted to every time. I always do what is called a “sleep onset insomnia” (If I wake the night I am always whole without worries, also in the morning, the problem with me is the initial sleep). So my different types of insomnia :


Digital insomnia ornament


When I later worked on my computer or that I spent my evening on the sofa on twitter, I feel that it affects my sleep. I have banned my room phone, I should also avoid 1 hour before going to bed. To avoid that the light of the screens have too much impact on me I have several tools : on my comp, I use the small software f.Lux which makes the more yellow light and aggressive months. For the phone I found a pretty con trick but that works : wear Sun glasses :D (Yes I have the air con). It seems that wearing sunglasses 1 hour before sleep helps to find sleep, in any case each time that I did it it worked.


Creative insomnia ornament


Light pen Nature and discovery, Muji notebook

I go to bed, I'm a little tired but not too much, I am quiet in my bed, No distraction, my mind is calm. And I start to think about something that amuses me, or a problem I want to solve, and bim I start pedalling on the small bike in my head. It can be an idea deco or redevelopment of my apartment (I can pick me up, Army of my meter to check measurements), the ideas for articles or. And it can last up to 5 h because I back loop my ideas in my head for not to forget. For this I found the solution : I bought a little pen with a small flashlight(for not waking up my guy with light) and a small notebook, and I note my ideas to free my mind. And hop I sleep quiet.


Insomnia without reason ornament



For no reason I do not sleep, I turn in my bed, I annoys me, I have the impression of wasting my time, and more I do it less I fall asleep. Hell !

Against it I discovered a great trick one day where I was doing a search on light therapy, I came across a site that talked about OLM, a little gadget that helps make the heart coherence.

I already knew this breathing technique that helps combat stress (I use the small relax respi on my iphone app) but I do had never tested it to bed because I have banned my room phone.

Moreover, When we can't sleep and it is pissed it is quite difficult to do only one exercise. OLM is a small light gadget that serves as a guide for the heart coherence, We focus on the light he projects from the ceiling.

I watched the videos of the site of the brand (and have discovered through the concept of insomnia sleep I mentioned above) and it intrigued me, I contacted them and they to sent me a test. I used it already 10 times and it worked 8 both 10. What is a small revolution for me, vraiment ! I never want to turn it on and do exercise but I have to admit that it works, then when night looks bad I turn it.


Bitch small insomnia ornament


I do not want to go to bed !

I called her like that because it really is when I do my small conne I make a. This is when I sleep while I'm tired, that I fight sleep while I should be in bed for 1 h, I start the episode in a series while it is 1 hour from the mast. After I go to bed, It is 2 h, the Sandman is already past, and we expect it to return. Against this insomnia I stopped fight. When I feel that I've let the train pass, that OLM has not worked, I'm getting up, I hold in my sofa, I put my sunglasses (Yes always ridiculous but I give a damn) and watching episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S trying to relax. Look at it this is exactly what need me : I spend a good time because I love, and at the same time I did not need to focus because I know the episodes by heart.


Roll with ginger Aesop

I also use this little roll that my sister gave me for my air travel. It became a small habit when I insomnia, I myself spend it on the wrists and neck. I am also using a tea, and all this little ritual helps me sleep. I end up waking in the sofa before an episode that turns and I go to sleep. And all's well that ends well ^^

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50 "comments on"My nights without insomnia

  1. 18 April 2016 at 11:04

    It makes me think of a meditation of the frog (the book “quiet and attentive like a frog”) my daughter listens when she has trouble falling asleep, It is the beach of the CD “my body wants to sleep but not my head” ^^ It often happens to me also but now I have techniques to release me ;)

  2. 18 April 2016 at 11:05

    Thanks for your tips, I found in all your sleep problems! I will test :-)

  3. 18 April 2016 at 11:18

    Ah it's funny, I have no concern for asleep (except from time to time when a trick works me) me is more night if it wakes me up I put at least an hour to go back to sleep and the next day I'm fucked. I have no solution for it, I foolishly expect sleep to return but it can last looooooongtemps …

    • 19 April 2016 at 5:45

      I believe that you are a good candidate for OLM or another technique of heart coherence ^^

      • 22 April 2016 at 12:55

        Same problem as Yeahyeahgirl for me. At 4 o'clock in the morning, It's party time ! I try to do breathing exercises but I find it hard to concentrate because I think 3 000 stuff. It looks cool OLM but light does not wake up the person next to you in bed ?

  4. 18 April 2016 at 11:32

    Nice to share your techniques to avoid insomnia. I will not watch the closer the OLM, It could be very useful to me: I fell asleep ( at any time from the moment that I'm tired) is no longer a problem since my 20 years and a passage to a doctor, but I did not especially interest me wake up at night in times of stress (is very often) because the night illico ends even if it is still only beginning …

  5. 18 April 2016 at 11:39

    I found videos of ASMR for asleep. I go to bed with gluttony to listen to this stuff, While city I was rather in the category “small conne” :-)

  6. 18 April 2016 at 11:55

    I started to make insomnia at the end of my studies about on the same model as you.
    I tried lots of things and I find that your tracks are really good. Diet also plays it for me, are you thought?
    And then finally, I had children, many hours of sleep late, and (almost) insomnia more :-)

    • 19 April 2016 at 5:47

      Yes I tried a little naturopathy it helps not bad not mix anything to not have a digestion of weirdo evening

  7. 18 April 2016 at 11:58

    All these tricks are very well, but know that melatonin is not a sleeping pill, It is a molecule that your body normally secret and allows a good restful sleep. Occasionally,due to stress or for any other reason, We secretons less and an additional melatonin (synthesis) can indeed help to sleep well in the most stressful times of our lives.
    Otherwise there's also Bach Flowers special sleep, This is what I take when I feel that at bedtime I think full of stuff and am completely excited.
    And then of course breathing as you say can help a lot. I believe that we must learn to be attentive to the needs of his body (that is not overkill as there is a tendency to believe) and learn to let go of taken on certain things when the body requests rest (but I know that this is all a learning to do …)

    • 18 April 2016 at 13:24

      Yes indeed, melatonin is not a sleeping pill. It is a hormone produced by a gland in the brain (the pineal gland). When it starts getting dark, your body begins to produce melatonin synthesis is inhibited by light.
      Melatonin is the hormone that regulates the cycles sleep/wake. It can be useful to take 1 hour before bedtime to facilitate sleep and a restful sleep. For example in the far North (where I live), There is not of “real” night during 5 mois. It is quite difficult when one is not accustomed, take melatonin to fall asleep “naturally” (without help of sleeping pills I stretch) When your body does not pick up that it is beautiful and well midnight despite the birds that huddling and the sun shining…

    • 19 April 2016 at 5:48

      Yes I know it is lighter, but I find it hard to get used to the idea of taking pills to sleep even though is that of melatonin, I reserve it offsets now ;)

  8. 18 April 2016 at 13:09

    I want this pen !
    It is too painful to doze off to keep the idea (necessarily of the century – rires -) and paf 30 minutes before the alarm rings finally deep sleep.

  9. 18 April 2016 at 13:58

    I'm also a fan of f.lux, Although I hasten to disable the application when watching a series for not having completely Orange images. The time obviously it kinda limits the utility… ^^
    Otherwise with the last update of the IPhone there is a feature that is added, exactly like f.lux : “Night Shift”. The screen takes there also shades of Orange to be softer as soon as the light available at night, You can even program so that it enters mode “night” past a certain hour, This is pretty awesome !

  10. 18 April 2016 at 14:02

    Ah insomnia… My biggest problem currently…
    I am also thinking about the small tricks that can help, because as you, no question of taking any medication! Right now, It is on the side of the essential oils I rummaged…

  11. 18 April 2016 at 14:07

    Creative insomnia that happens to me regularly. When I feel that I won't be able to get me a trick of the head I rise, go in my workshop (who is an independent piece but next to the room) and I make lists of things to do and especially for the next day. I prepare two or 3 things and hop to the dodo and it gets better.
    Bitch small insomnia that happens to me also, but at the moment I me down on the couch around 11: 00 (Finally on my boyfriend, which is what there is more relaxing in fact)
    The trick that you can do without gadget, It is lock you on your guy breathing for you to sleep. Me it works well to do it normally ;-)
    After when there are noises in the street, I use earplugs and this silence generally well helps me to fall asleep…

  12. 18 April 2016 at 14:36

    very interesting this article , I do connaissai not OLM and it tempts me well , because I am already a little alone to slow my breathing as to meditate when I am a little speed to sleep but I think that outside help would not hurt.
    Otherwise I am familiar insomnia small conne where we regret having too much delay and also the creative where 20 000 ideas come at once !!! However I already tried the book and for me it does not work it makes me even more speed and frenetic ^^

  13. 18 April 2016 at 14:45

    My solution against insomnia ( from the creative to the small conne ^^) is … comment dire … special, It's the ASMR.
    We talk a bit on internet, but whenever I read an article top, I find that it makes us pass, We the addicts, for large mental patients.

    The ASMR is the acronym for “Autonomous sensory meridian response” in English. In fact it is a phenomenon of “Wellness (small chills that run along the spine from the base of the neck for example)” happens when you see someone make a gesture or noise in particular. All the world has to “triggers” as they are called (or triggers) different even if there is the recurring “tapping” (nails that tap on a surface), the whispers, the “tracing” (When plotting a form or that we go back on these contours)… What is funny with these triggers is that either you do not bear and it annoys you, either it disconnects the brain.

    There are many youtubeuses who have dedicated channels… In head :
    GentleWhispering, WhisepersRed, TheWaterwhispers, ASMR Angel

    The evening before sleeping, watching a video and in 10 minutes I stuns me with my phone because I fall asleep without realising. I became a true addict and I admit to having a slight preference for the videos in English. In french it seems so denied that I does not stop laughing and more sounds are really not as good as in the language of Shakespeare.
    PS : to listen with headphones good or good headphones !

  14. 18 April 2016 at 15:47

    I too have the same solution that Aurélie to properly readjust its sleep :in
    Make a child, c’est radical ! :D but it's harder when you love well sleep you the morning :p but on the other hand the evening you're CRE - Aer ! hé hé
    Good on the brightness of the tel evening, me too I am hyper sensitive, but just that I reduce to the max the brightness of my iphone and that's enough. There was even a Night Shift mode now you programs when you want and the colors are warmer, as your software on the computer. But maybe you're not in Apple and you can't turn down the brightness on your tel ? (or so it is in a menu relou) It's just to help prevent sunglasses :p

  15. 18 April 2016 at 16:27

    I am also prone to all these small insomnia and it is true that it can really ruin your life… I had always well stayed until the year where I spent my boarding school of Pharmacy, I revising so until late in the evening and my brain boil refused to turn off 1 / 2 h after closing a book of science, I believe that during 4 months I had to sleep 3-4 hours per night, the top when it prepares a contest… I have the use and abuse of euphytose and other vegetable cocktails to fit this in the order but from the quality of my sleep has been affected seriously and I am no longer the Marmot that I was…

  16. 18 April 2016 at 18:30

    Top, Thanks for all the advice!
    Me I have what I call “insomnia by waking up”. It means that I am unable to fall asleep when I know I'll have to wake up early, It distresses me much too. So every time I have to sleep, I do not sleep. It's very frustrating and it's automatic.
    Heureusement, I have a job that allows me to not have to wake up early every day, otherwise I would go crazy ^^

  17. 18 April 2016 at 19:01

    With the latest update d”IOS, We can activate filters light on iphones!

  18. 18 April 2016 at 19:38

    Thanks for this very rich article, I didn't know all these tips to fall asleep or that there were so many kinds of insomnia… ! Like you I am the specialist of creative insomnia. It Is “digests” often my days and my periods of stress in the night. It is in the hollow of my Quilt to 2 in the morning I found the perfect replica that I should have to swing a few hours earlier… Bref. ;)

    See you soon !

  19. 18 April 2016 at 19:54

    I love this kind of articles! The OLM appears a nice concept, for people who are unable to focus on their breathing.
    Since some time, I also decided to take care a little more of my sleep. But I tend to also make my “small conne” and pass the check mark, given that the parties seem too short…
    I bought the book of Christophe André “Meditate every day” (then downloaded the CD included in my iphone), and when I'm a little horny, I do a body scan session in my bed. In general barely begun, I fall asleep… Maintenant, Thanks to the daily meditation, I am doing only. Like this, telephone in the room not more than (and I cut my wifi also for the night).
    For the evenings where my small bike revving really, I turn and I read a little, It soothes me. Or so I am stretching for back and neck ten minutes, It really relaxes me (and it's a very foolish at my back at the same time).
    I bought a lamp alarm clock simultateur of dawn, to gently wake me up in the morning, without alarm (bon, I have of get used to it, because now it works only when I am not too tired).
    Good night!

  20. 18 April 2016 at 19:56

    Very nice article because I like it when you speak of everyday things ! Always super well illustrated with beautiful photos ; It is also an aspect that makes every three days I'm going on your blog in the hope that you have published a new article (If you want you can feel flatee, because you're the only blog I'm with as much attendance ! ^^) A big favorite for the photo of you with the mask ! :)

  21. Gaëlle Haze
    18 April 2016 at 20:44

    I file read this article!!!! I take not stamp (Apart from homeopathy, Passiflora composed) so it interests me!!! :)

  22. 18 April 2016 at 20:58

    Ah the creative insomnia ca I know well ^^ finally it is not necessarily due to creation but it begins to think something of beast and the whole a story unfolds in the head. And it annoys me ! So I try to not think but more one wants to prevent more thought. Sometimes I'd like to have an off button so that the brain “turns off”. In any case I think it is full in this case there.
    Thank you for sharing your tips. I did not know the OLM and it interesting air :)

  23. 18 April 2016 at 23:44

    So, I know that many people find it crazy but I am sure that I am not alone so I'll leave that there for the case where : When I do an insomnia, I take a long hot shower.
    It is radical, It helps numb me enough to then go back to sleep.

    I know it seems that “showers it awakens” and that some take for waking up the morning (it seems crazy to me, Nothing gives me more desire to plunge into my quilt), but since I spotted this stuff, I better manage my worries of falling asleep.

    The next step is to know what to do when I wake up 15 times in the same night and stop wake up my love when I have nightmares, but each thing in its time.

  24. 19 April 2016 at 9:28

    It's crazy like I find myself 2000% in what you say. I note your solutions, me I must also cope with anxiety insomnia, I fear a situation, an event that will necessarily happen the boxing or within one week and I'm terrified.

  25. 19 April 2016 at 11:56

    Thanks for this very nice and useful article !!
    I have exactly the same type of insomnia than you, I don't ever wake the night and can sleep the morning without problems, but I fell asleep is difficult, need me at least 1 h or 2 h, almost regardless of the time that I go to bed. (then when I hear my girlfriends ohlala but you know that it is not normal to more than 3/4 h asleep ? or ohlahla I had insomnia that night I put 30 minutes to fall asleep it anguished me !, It tends to irritate me ^^)
    Strangely I always slept, It coincides roughly with the beginning of graduate studies. Creative insomnia for me no, If I think about the work I stress and sure I will not night sleep ! ^^
    I realize the impact of the screens on my sleep, I try to reduce, but this is where I do my small conne, I loose the computer often too late…!
    Cardiac coherence works not bad on me,(coupled with a pillow mist is rather well), OLM interests me so greatly ! Hand pick me I dare not, I feel that I will wake me up even more if I do that… However sometimes I try to read, as it requires more effort the screens it can help. Sometimes at the beginning of night I put a radio show, and it helps me to calm my mind, the side voice that tells a story, It's like when you're small it cradles !
    Thanks for your tips ! :)

  26. 19 April 2016 at 13:04

    I feel that I will let me try by the OLM…Sometimes I do not get to get to sleep and it annoys me deeply !!! ggrrrr !!
    The thousand and one ideas which trot in the head before falling asleep are the most annoying !!
    Another little trick to try to get to sleep : read a little. It often helps me to fall asleep because I have my little rest of the story to me in the head and hop! ;-)
    Or so I think back to 3/4 happy moments in the day (the pastry tasted at noon, funny film seen in the cinema, the small nice lady at my job etc.) and I fall asleep peacefully on a good note ;-).
    Anyway thank you for this article !!

  27. Ay Mane
    19 April 2016 at 14:37

    For small insomnia personally I approved Yoga Nidra ( on YouTube the picture is yellow )

  28. 19 April 2016 at 14:57

    My life is just a long insomnia, me who loved both my bed (so good), my bedroom (so beautiful) Yes I did everything to make my sleep environment soft, effective, comfortable, very comfortable … and although non-ca no longer works, (not).
    I am thinking of the OLM … may be my last chance to finally close the eye.
    Thanks for the Info.

  29. Maxine Rouilly
    19 April 2016 at 16:12

    Merci 😊❤️

  30. 19 April 2016 at 17:05

    welcome to the club !!!
    Like you, and always, I barely get to sleep – I remade my day, I psyched that the next day or I think about all kinds of projects, same distant… Bref, This annoys me and still decreases my chances of falling into the arms of Morpheus.
    I admire people who close their eyes and who fall asleep ! That it must be well, and relaxing !
    Merci pour cet article, I recognized in each “Insomniac” – It's nice to see that we are not alone ;)
    I'll discuss the OLM method if you say that she walked 8 both 10.

  31. 19 April 2016 at 18:58

    Genial this article ! Super useful !!

  32. 20 April 2016 at 7:27

    Thanks for all the tricks for me it is also very complicated asleep I think a thousand things and suddenly it's a hell, Sometimes I listen to music and I ended up going to sleep ;)

  33. 20 April 2016 at 10:32

    I recognize myself not bad in your stories of insomnia. And honestly, I love the night. I have the impression that the night, the world belongs to me. Except that morning, This is not the same story …
    At the time I share with you my discovery : melatonin. It was prescribed to me by my doctors in my course LDCs, because mine nothing, be out of phase at all times, It also plays on our Organization. You found that melatonin in pharmacy, you take her to the time where you are sensible you lying, and 30 minutes after tu heads. The advantage is that it is not a sleeping pill, and once you have found your new rhythm you can spend you.

  34. 20 April 2016 at 11:45

    There are sessions of Sophrology great to fight insomnia. It really works for me. Bon courage.

  35. 21 April 2016 at 19:56

    Interesting article.
    I am a psychologist and I anime groups for insomniacs, the OLM looks interesting, the only pity thing is that light is blue, because contrary to what they say on their website, even a low blue light stops the production of melatonin. They could make it orange or pink…

  36. 21 April 2016 at 23:45

    Thank you for your article!!
    I have the same problem as you and besides apparently, I didn't sleep onset insomnia.
    Depuis, I have a pair of sunglasses next to my bed and I admit that it feels good in the eyes and I like to have this small side starlet under my duvet ^^.
    I have also installed the software so thank you!!! :)

  37. 23 April 2016 at 13:34

    To have had insomnia a year ago with specialized consultation I can only give you advice the doctor has given me :
    – stand still at the same time for at least 3 weeks in a row (= no fat mat)
    – out out live in rising to run or take a tour (= It does not lag in bed in the morning or the day)

    From my personal experience, what you call small conne me insomnia I compare them a bit to slob insomnia! More I am tired more JHA too lazy to get up to go have to undress and put me to bed. So sometimes, When I know I'm tired, I put my pyj direct after the meal, I makeup like that JHA least bothered to go to bed !

  38. 25 April 2016 at 14:26

    Ah me c’ is such… :-(
    do you know the deep sleep at body shop spray ? QQ pchits on the pillow when you are excited and ca relaxes ! I love it !

  39. 26 April 2016 at 13:03

    PA-SSOI-NANT article ! J’adore !

    Thanks for all these tips, I have the same insomnia as you, pick me to go check something I already did it too ! Now I rise to see if my baby for a few months breathing… CA is “insomnia the most scary of the world”

    Yet I'm not Einstein but my brain I do not know what carbide it one thousand at a time when I'm in a horizontal position, While the day I can watch a butterfly fly for hours…

    The sunglasses shot I didn't ! It's a great idea, worse it lets make glasses to 200 balls that you put 2 months per year !

  40. 27 April 2016 at 22:09

    A quick message to say I love what you do :) you have a perfect look. Thanks for this source of daily inspiration, you put a little sun in everyday life.

  41. 3 May 2016 at 17:08

    Pour ma part, I had a lot of insomnia at any given time. I then was see my doctor, which had given drugs that made me so much sleep that I felt I never wake up… Result : After a week, I stopped them. I went to aromatherapy, thousand times more efficient ! Oil of pure Lavender every night and hop, It was over… It lasted a few weeks time I solve problems that I had at the time and who were disrupting my sleep.

  42. 21 June 2016 at 12:22

    Pardonne-moi pour la question débile mais le sujet me touche très profondément: tu bois quel genre de thé, the night? Des tisanes ou bien quelque chose comme du bancha? Merci <3 Mavie

    • 21 June 2016 at 18:07

      Plutôt du thé rouge sans théine ;)

      • 21 June 2016 at 18:17

        oh merci <3 je viens justement d'acheter du rooibos à l'amande!

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