I’m trying therapy for my insomnia and it is *not* what I expected

Laura Marie
4 min readOct 1, 2022

The psychologist on the other end of the video call is exuberant over the topic of sleep science. Seriously. I feel like I have a personal audience with a motivational speaker. “I’m not going to tell you about sleep hygiene,” he begins. “I’m not going to tell you something you can Google. None of that stuff works. By the time people come to see me, none of that stuff works.”

Well, OK. This should be interesting.

Bedtime anxiety and poor sleep has plagued me most of my life. One of my earliest…

Laura Marie

37 going on 99. Giraffe aficionado and nap enthusiast. I write about mental health, books, baking, and other randoms. Publishing monthly-ish.