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Giving Insomnia the Neural Nudge: Theories on the causes of insomnia – the 3 Ps

Posted by S D O'Prey on October 15, 2017 at 11:13pm 0 Comments

We have seen that insomnia over time has moved from being seen as a symptom of another issue into being seen as an issue worth treating on its own. Since 2013 the DSM-5 has stated that regardless of whether it is a symptom or the primary issue insomnia should be addressed in isolation. It is now known as ‘Insomnia Disorder.’…


Forget me: the right digital privacy – people may turn to the dark web

Posted by Advocates for change on October 3, 2017 at 12:30am 0 Comments

The internet was born from the military. That is no secret. But it was born as a liberal free state. A place where you could roam free of rules and regulations that were set down in the real world.

Well, that is how it used to be. Now it is very different. In the world of big data, everyone wants a piece of you, and all too often you willing give it away. This is the world of big data and the Internet of Things. And the thing is the data is all yours. It's all you.

Data gives…


The power of instant awareness

Posted by Vincent D on October 1, 2017 at 7:23pm 1 Comment

Many time I have wondered where the digital world is taking us and if it is a good or bad thing.

Yes it can be used to distract us or persuade us to vote this way or that it to buy this or that.

But it also provides us with more instant news, and when democracy turns to dictatorship, the shameful acts of those in power on the people they should be serving and protecting can be instantly a land virally broadcast around the world. This gives us the opportunity to be a voice in the… Continue

marketing for change: Digital Marketing

Posted by Advocates for change on September 30, 2017 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Let’s start with the basics and go from there. What is digital marketing?

There are many definitions on the web and in books. Some say its traditional marketing using electronic tools, some limit it to the use of computer technology in the communication of a brand message and some it’s bringing digital insight and technology into the marketing mix, and still, some say nothing has changed but the tools.

All of these can in some way be said to be right. Today digital marketing…


never trust em'

Posted by Vincent D on September 29, 2017 at 9:29pm 0 Comments

They set unachievable goals

Dreams that turn to nightmare

They stalk out secrets

Whispered in dark rooms

They talk in whispers

In rooms with no light

They set unreasonable boundaries

They dare you to cross

They create images out of idols

Carve statues out of the dead


They tiptoe around desire

And circle it with wet fingers

They entice with false prophets

With false offer of profit



marketing for change : The changing digital economy

Posted by Advocates for change on September 17, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

They say that globalisation is a thing of the past. Whoever they are. With the world economy changing and globalisation becoming something the world, its people and institutions will start to kick against individuals and groups will look to gain an income and living from other sources. To take control of their own economic situation that allows flexibility outside trade agreements or single markets. Therefore, an international economy of small home-based businesses that trade with each other…


marketing for change introduction

Posted by Advocates for change on September 16, 2017 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

As I sit and write this on September 11th 2017 (yeah it took me that long to post it but this blog was originally a book that I have been working on that at current count is 41,393 words in), I realise that I have been involved in digital marketing for over 15 years. In one way or another. Since the early days of Google, I have been obsessed with getting websites to the top of search engines and learning all the white, grey and black hat tools, techniques and tricks of the trade. Back when I…


sleepwalking into dystopia

Posted by Vincent D on August 20, 2017 at 1:40pm 0 Comments

we are sleep walking into dystopia

with our eyes wired shut

being spoon fed sugar flavoured mediocrity…


Stop Snoring & Sleep Well


What's On Your Mind When You Can't Sleep?

Started by Gunn in lack of sleep. Last reply by Gunn Jul 9. 107 Replies

I wanted to put up a thread where you can discuss whatever is on your mind...Many times you wanna talk about something but are restricted to certain topics.  Early AM are the times when you seem to be deepest in thought, When the world seems to slow down and the still of the night surrounds you. So I figured why not use that period to type whatever is on your mind, Maybe it will help you "sleep" afterwards sometimes you may need to get something off your chest before you're able to relax. It…Continue

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Chronic Insomnia

Started by David Vaughan in Uncategorized. Last reply by Pippa Morley Jun 25, 2011. 32 Replies

hi i am 20 years old been suffering with this since january 2010 a noise outside woke me up it was a banging noise must have been people outside however the noise woke me upand since that night for some reason ive been waking up every night when i sleep its really annoying i try to get 8 hours of sleep every night but its hard when you always wake up and go back to sleep and then wake up again hard to know the exact hours of sleep im getting mayby i do sleep 8 hours all through once a week…Continue

Poems...? anyone.

Started by Alice in Poems of the Sleep Deprived. Last reply by Alicemee Abbey Aurora Dobrev Feb 3, 2011. 30 Replies

so when we have nothing to do in the night, assuming everyone else on here, is unable to sleep, write something. i right poetry and love reading it. Thats how i get through my nights... So critique, compose,complement, do whatever. i'll be posting some poems on this fourm, and would adore anyone who posted anything at all as well.Continue

Tags: poetry, writing, no, cant, insomniacs

hi fellow insomniacs

Started by claire in Uncategorized. Last reply by Slicky Feb 28, 2011. 23 Replies

hi just wanna get to know more about other people who are suffering the same or worse than me and hopefully make a few friends too, please get in touch x

Does anyone use this chat section?

Started by MarMarr in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gunn Jun 11, 2013. 22 Replies

.. cauuuseee it seems pretty empty in it. Me being the only person there and everything...

Games you play to fall asleep?

Started by Lauren Nicole in General Discussions on Insomnia. Last reply by flower Jun 18, 2012. 16 Replies

I can remember when I was 4years old I would stay up at night drawing pictures for my mom and slipping them under her door, so she would tell me just lay still in bed and keep my eyes closed and eventually I would fall asleep. That became I big game for me, (incredibly hard for an ADHD kid) how long could I lay perfectly still with my eyes closed, could I avoid that pesky itch or resist the temptation to flip over?? I also started pretending to not exist, be dead, nothingness and I always ended…Continue

Tags: sleep, cant, night, play, insomnia


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About is a FREE social network, blog site, and chat forum for people that cannot sleep or with sleep related issues that they live with. It’s a place to chat, post blogs and join in forum debates and discussions about you experiences with insomnia, sleeplessness and life in general.

It is not a place offering you a cure. We open debates and discuss our ideas and theories as well as things that have and have not worked well for us but we do not try and “fix you” because first off we don’t think you are broken.

But its not just about insomnia. It is a place to express yourself creatively if you wish, express your thoughts and opinions on what is going on in the world.. the things that are keeping you up at night..

We do believe that the first step to living a healthy, enjoyable and rewarding life with insomnia is learning acceptance of it as part of your life whilst not letting define your life. But from there it really is up to you as to what works for you as an individual.

We bring our experience of 20+ years living with insomnia ourselves as well as the studies into areas of psychology, neuro-linguistic programming, meditation and sociology to see if we can shed some light onto what is happening and maybe give some ideas as to tips and tricks that may help you.

Unfortunately the owners of this site cannot be on here managing it 24/7 and so may not be able to be on the live chat at all times. As this is not funded by a business we have day jobs to do and so as of yet have not found a way to be on here when the majority of our users in the US are because we are based in the UK.

We suggest the best way to be a part of the community is to share your experiences on your blog on your personal page. You can also customise your page to suit your tastes and show a bit of individuality.

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