Insomnia is annoying, it is even worse when you actually have something important to do the next day. Insomnia is a disorder that causes difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. Insomnia, in the way I am using the term, is just general sleeplessness. Every once in a while when I find myself awake in the middle of the night, it is difficult to get back to a level of sleep where I am comfortable. The interesting thing about non chronic insomnia is how it can be directly tied to the important tasks for the next day that it is now hampering. Often times the only thing actually keeping you awake is thoughts of the next day, and stress only makes things worse. Insomnia is the mind’s way of telling you it is not done plotting, and no matter how hard you try to fight the beast that is sleeplessness, it is not an easy battle to win. In my nights of insomnia I have found a few ways to combat the lack of sleep, but I feel the best solution to insomnia is learning to relax. While I continue to work on my relaxation techniques, I generally try to just bore myself to sleep, I tend to find a topic or activity that will put my mind to work without overstimulating it, eventually I always end up knocking out. Insomnia is a common problem but it doesn’t have to be debilitating, if you ever find yourself lying awake at night, just relax and know that worrying never fixed anyone’s issues, so it is best to just get to sleep.