AM I SUFFERING FROM INSOMNIA? January 20, 2010 crizlai There are more and more insomniacs popping up throughout the world recently due to the excessive pressures from either the working or studying environment. Insomnia can be caused by many factors such as anxiety, stress, depression, excessive consumption of caffeine, alcohol or even smoking. An insomniac usually has his mind preoccupied with trying to get more sleep, but eventually the more he tried the more frustrated he would get, thus jumping into more depression. It would be best to seek proper medical advice or get some medical prescriptions for the best sleep aid. Let’s just do a little test here on how insomniac you are by choosing one answer to the following question. “You are about to go into your dreamland after midnight but a very distracting noise kept you awake. What could that be?” A. your mobile rang B. your alarm clock sounded real noisy C. some strays were having a fight outside D. the sound of an oncoming bad storm Scenario A: It indicated how insecure you are feeling now. Most probably you have some unfinished tasks which are getting too near to your deadline. You might possibly get some bad scolding from your boss or even lecturers. Try to be more relax by listening to some slow music. With a more relaxed mind, tasks can be done easily. Scenario B: Most students who are having an exam or someone who is going to give a presentation or attending an interview the next day. If you think you have prepared yourselves well enough, why worry further about how perfect you are going to be? You have tried your best and the more you fear about it, the more mentally tired you would be and the worst results you would get. Stay cool always and be courageous to face the reality. A mentally stressed mind would never excel in anything. Scenario C: You just had some relationship issues with someone close to you. It might just be the acceptance of your true self by majority of your superior, subordinates or even friends surrounding you. Stay calm and study deep within your inner self the reason that might have caused the scenario. Do get some advice from people that you can trust and find out the ideal solution to get this out of your mind. By then, life would be brighter for you and everyone near you. Scenario D: Your inner self would be like a full blown storm with many worries to your expectation in life. Everything and everyone seemed not right and you kept hearing all those voices circulating in your mind finding faults with all your actions. You are not insane as it happened quite often to people who are heavily worked down. The best solution would be to go to a remote and less crowded place to experience the peacefulness of the Mother Nature. Do try to stay calm and feel relax to the utmost before jumping back into your hectic lifestyle. I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?