Curious about your insomnia

Be curious, explore and learn to understand insomnia.

Do you have time in your life for calm, rest, and sleep?

Understanding Insomnia

Acute insomnia is bad and insufficient sleep for a shorter period of time in life.

It can be related to a busy work life, speculations, hormonal fluctuations, or health problems.

Sleeping problems that last more than three months are termed long-term or chronic insomnia.

The challenge is to find the calm, physically and mentally, to fall asleep (sleep onset).

Some people will find it easy to fall asleep and experience the challenge of staying asleep (sleep maintenance).

Both variations of insomnia affect mental and physical health the day after a bad night.

Why it can be so hard to fall asleep?

There can be plenty of reasons why it is so difficult to relax and fall asleep.

Birgitte Rahbek Kornum, Professor in Clinical Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen and the author of the book Forstå din søvn.

In the book, she writes about our unrealistic expectations of how little sleep we can manage and the need to minimize the number of hours we spend on rest.

'Experiments have shown that it is more likely to be struck by lightning than to manage with six hours of sleep per night. If the brain has to be in good shape, it will need seven to nine hours of sleep every night.'

It may be one of the reasons for widespread insomnia. The time pressure in everyday life and the desperation to have more hours available.

Learn more about Birgitte Rahbek and "Forstå din søvn".

The way to understand insomnia may be to take a critical look at the calendar.

Investigate how much time for rest and sleep there is actually room for in your life.