It’s time that we learn how to kick insomnia.
Do you know what you are doing to your body and brain when you don’t practice good sleep hygiene?
Let me weave you a tale.
Insomnia Special: It’s Tuesday night and I was going on my 60th hour of zero sleep.
I mean—-ZER-O. I was hysterical, anxious, and starting to hallucinate from exhaustion. Seriously, HALLUCINATING. I’ve never hallucinated before. Terror struck as this kind of hallucination made me call out to my boyfriend, telling him that there were strangers on our deck, only make him look outside to find nothing and no-one. I was hysterically terrified. After another 5 hours of panic attack, my body finally shut down.
The rest of the week I was emotional, volatile, angry, and exhausted. I didn’t mean to stay awake on purpose. But I didn’t pursue sleep either. After this horrible experience, and a long lecture from my man, I decided to get serious about getting good sleep on a regular basis.
Turns out insomnia really breaks people.
Did you know that sleep deprivation has been used in P.O.W. torture methods? I just read that today, and didn’t bat an eyelash. Sleep is well-known as the foundation to our sanity and overall health, so why do we treat it with such flippancy? I know that for me, i just accepted that I was ” A Night Owl”, and there wasn’t anything abnormal about my sleeping patterns. Obviously, my opinion changed once I had a full-fledged mental breakdown.
After a couple months, I’m proud to say that falling asleep is no longer a struggle. My solution was found in a pretty purple miracle.
I stumbled desperately into GNC and was immediately recommended Orb Sleep Complex .
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Orb is a purple time-release capsule made up of 5-HTP (a serotonin precursor), Melatonin (What your brain produces when its time to sleep as the sun goes down), and Valerian Root ( a killer natural anti-anxiety aid), I’ve taken all three of the components independently and experienced minor success. Turns out when all three are taken together, angels sing. I took one capsule that night and passed the hell out. I woke up the next morning in a puddle of my own drool, feeling like I had already had my morning coffee. It was the best sleep of my life. I went to bed early every night that week.
I started investing in my health. I started turning off my iPhone before my night-time ritual. Stretching in the shower. Cutting out alcohol right before bed. Within two weeks, I was waking up rested at 6am motivated to tackle my day.
I have since been able to pull myself out of a year-long depression. I wish I had started this journey to fix my insomnia earlier.
Have you tried Orb Sleep Complex? What is your go-to insomnia fix? Please share by commenting below!