mingyeow 47 minutes ago [-]
I had signs of insomnia in the last couple of years. Tried all the usual techniques, and I realized those just do not work for one simple reason – that the moment I do not fall asleep, I become frustrated. And that frustration in turn makes sleeping much harder.
So, I tried doing the exact opposite, and my sleep has been tremendously better since.
Essentially, I force myself to keep my eyes open. When I catch myself falling asleep, I actually force myself to keep them often again. Before I know it, it is morning.
It sounds counter-intuitive, but all my insomnia problems are over, including on a plane. Would love to know if it works for others, or if it is just a silly thing that works for only me.
— Insomnia: To Pursue Sleep So Hard You Become Invigorated by the Chase
— Hacker News
2018.11.20 Tuesday ACHK