Insomnia is a Myth
This post probably isn’t going to make me very popular among the sleepyheads, but I feel compelled to write it. I have a few friends that post regularly on Facebook about suffering from insomnia. They write status updates at all hours of the night about how they can’t sleep and are completely exhausted. They moan about the hardships of being an insomniac.
I’m not a doctor, but I’ll tell you what I think. I think insomnia is a myth. I think it is completely mental; a figment of their imaginations. I don’t believe that insomnia is a real condition. I have never had the slightest bit of trouble falling asleep, probably because I don’t go to bed until I am so tired that I simply can’t stay up any longer.
The way that I see it, if you can’t sleep, then you aren’t tired. It’s as simple as that. If you can only sleep for three hours a night, then your body is telling you that it only requires three hours of sleep to function normally. That is something to celebrate. If you regularly have trouble falling asleep, then you aren’t exerting yourself enough during the day.
I’ll offer my advice to everyone suffering from non-existent insomnia: Get up and do something. Go outside and run five miles. Exercise. Wear yourself out, then you should sleep. If that doesn’t work, drink two airplane bottles of Crown Royal and call me in the morning. Boom. Cured.