I came across this article on Web MD about insomnia. At the bottom of the page was a one question poll, with four possible answers.
What helps you sleep when you have insomnia?
1. Reading a book
2. Watching television
3. Taking sleep medication
4. Staying in bed and trying to fall asleep
I assume, at this point that those of you that suffer from insomnia are saying WHAT?
I know , right? First of all, the question itself is silly. If you could fall asleep then you wouldn’t have insomnia!
Answer number 4 is my personal favorite. Can you imagine?
Patient – “Dr, I think I have insomnia. ”
Doctor – “What makes you think so?”
Patient – “I just can’t fall asleep unless I stay in bed and try to fall asleep.”
LOL Wow, some people have it really hard! LOL
With the possible exception of answer number 3, sleep medication, I don’t see how any of those responses belong on a poll given to people with insomnia.
Sally – “Oh, I had insomnia last night. I just couldn’t sleep”
Sally’s friend – “OMG I am so sorry. What ever did you do???”
Sally – ” I couldn’t sleep for a half an hour and then I started to read a book.”
Sally’s friend – ” Then what happened?”
Sally – ” Then it took me whole 15 minutes to fall asleep after starting the book.”
Sally’s friend ” Twenty minutes ! You’ve really got to see a doctor ! ”
Sorry, I am laughing so hard right now!
I can understand people that don’t have insomnia not understanding about it, but this poll was on WEB MD.
I can just imagine someone looking up insomnia for a friend. This is the information they are going to come back to them with. “Oh darlene. I looked insomnia up for you. Have you tried reading a book or watching television?”