Hmm...I'll have to see if my library carries either of those books. I've been fighting some form of (undiagnosed) insomnia for nearly a decade now. I do sometimes get a good, full night of sleep, but it's rare--I have to be totally exhausted in mind and body. I have issues on both sides--I take forever to fall asleep and wake up at least twice every night. So all in all, I probably average 4-5 hours of sleep per night. I'm not even sure I sleep deeply, as I feel drained even after a seemingly great night's sleep. I have been on Lunesta and Trazodone, and tried relaxing herbal teas, valerian root mixed with the tea, melatonin supplements, using ear plugs, putting up light-blocking curtains and minimizing light from electrics (laptop etc.), listening to calming music I enjoy, and a bunch of other things that I'm sure I've forgotten. I think my next attempt might be meditation.
OK I'm done whining about how frustrated I am over not sleeping well.
I'm sure many of you understand.
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