Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People who usually experience it were the ones who over think things, and who have bad habits as well. We have 24 hours to spend in a day and may be spend at work, school (for students) or just at home doing chores and the likes. One cause of having an insomnia is significant stress (job loss or change, death of a loved one, divorce…Etc).Emotional or physical discomfort and even some medications (for example those used to treat colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma) are also factors that may cause insomnia. Having sleepless nights could affect ones productivity not only that, health is an issue as well.


So, what do people feels having insomnia?

At first, it may not be that disturbing to one’s mentality because they can still tolerate a night lack of sleep. The person suffering could only feel irritated and may also be unproductive as well but as soon as the sleep disorder goes on, it is the other way around. The person suffering may also feel exhausted as the disorder strikes on. There are two types of insomnia; the acute and chronic. This insomnia may not be that severe unlike fatal familial insomnia, or F.F.I, it leads to panic, hallucinations, complete sleep loss, anxiety and eventually death.

Michael Corke, diagnosed with the F.F.I and has, died a month after his 42nd birthday, by which time he had been completely sleep-deprived for 6 months. This illness has no known cure.

Insomniacs usually start their day in a sulky mood. It really sucks when you finally felt sleepy but too late it is already early morning. You had this urge to continue your sleep while on the way to work whether on a bus or in the elevator close to the office. They also get headaches more often, the reason why they could not come up in any good decision.


The only advantage of being an insomniac is they were able to think and do certain things at night that sometimes few people cannot. Adam Young or known as Owl City get the most inspiration in composing the song “Fireflies” while he was having a hard time sleeping. The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two non-consecutive weeks. Internationally, the song also topped the charts in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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Adam Young or also known as Owl City

“I was up late and in the basement one night when I wrote Fireflies. I was sitting at the keyboard just fooling around, not really trying to write anything.

“Over the next couple of hours that song came together in the most natural way. I can’t explain it but it almost wrote itself. I didn’t have any idea at that moment that I had written a hit.” Adam said in an interview.


Yes, it is indeed difficult to be an insomniac but surely if one knows how to handle this sleep disorder, those effects will be as normal as it is. There were times that aside from counting sheep insomniacs made themselves busy to let another night passed. I’m pretty sure that not one insomniac would be just fine when it comes to this sleep disorder that’s why there are therapies when it comes to this matter so if it bothers so much, you can simply go ahead and check for advice.