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Sleep science

Can insomnia just “disappear”?

In clinic I see a lot of what I would call ‘seasonal insomnia’. They tell me that one week they might sleep well and the next week they might sleep poorly. 

Sometimes there is one season where they sleep well whether that’s summer, autumn, winter, or spring or whether it’s just a period of time when they sleep badly and there’s no rhyme or reason to it.

If we looked at all the variables in their life, we might be able to see why that’s happening.

It’s quite rare that it goes away on its own when it’s become chronic after many years.

It’s very difficult to get rid of it once and for all. You might get a respite in the way that you feel and have a couple of good days of sleep or even a couple of good weeks but usually it comes back.