Failed Insomnia Treatments: One Man's Journey

For years, I have wrestled with insomnia, which doctors agree is the leading cause of my tossing and turning. In order to help my fellow-sufferers, I have compiled a catalogue of suggested remedies, tested by me.


Ambien worked fairly well for me. I didn’t fall asleep, per se, but I did believe I was asleep. (In reality, I was scrolling through photos of my ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and accidentally tagging myself in all of them.)

Respecting My Sleep Cycle

When I take even a short nap in the afternoon, I’m up all night. Yes, if I went to bed and woke up at the same time each day, things might be different. But then I wouldn’t be awake at 3 A.M., texting friends in California, “Sup, girl?” And I’d still have friends in California.