Truth or Myth: Love Causes Insomnia

April 12, 2012

Couple in LoveThere comes a time in any person’s life when they think they have found the other half of their heart. What do I mean? Love, of course. Ahh yes, love – the culmination of emotions, the portal to sentimental adventures, and the gateway to delight. What a wonderful time of life, isn’t it? Plenty of people would think so at the length of the day, but when the date ends and they snuggle up among the warmth of the sheets, most of them expect no sleep. But is it really? Does love cause insomnia? Is it a reoccurring but somewhat ignored fact, or is it merely a relative myth?

THE PSYCHE

What goes on in the mind of the infatuated anyway? Probably, scenes from the date repeat themselves again and again within that person’s mind. That smile, that subtle compliment, or maybe that kind gesture is too hard to forget. It practically buries itself into the fabric of the memory. The conversation replays again and again – words as dry as a talk about the weather to an exchange of information about one’s hobbies and sentiments. That and many more are what go on in the mind.

HABITS

Sometimes, one delight outweighs the other. Sleep is a wonderful luxury, but to be in love becomes a better pleasure. So instead of sleeping, one person may stay awake at night, endlessly rereading text messages from one that makes their hearts skip beats at a time. Perhaps in a flurry of instant messaging one finds more solace and joy than in sleep.

Can love cause insomnia?So I come to a shortly-formulated conclusion. Does love cause insomnia? It can. But I don’t mean that it always will. You see, folks, insomnia is a medical condition primarily caused by stress. It could be a deadline at work or school, an upcoming test or job interview, a promotion chance, or a thesis presentation. It could be anything, and subconsciously you might not think you’re being stressed out, but even the application of romance can bring it. However the opposite can also result from the previously mentioned cause. Maybe there are also an equally large amount of people who have insomnia because they do not have love. And perhaps as a result, because of that love, they can finally sleep tightly at night, knowing that there’s somebody to love them in the morning.

All in all, I would say that it’s relative. It’s about how one handles the whole matter. Is it something to worry about at night? Is it something to overly enjoy at night? Will one, rather than sleeping, refrain from it for fear that when the morning arrives, it may all have just been a dream? Or will one sleep with the peace that the next morning has more vivid colors, brighter sunlight, and more wonderful music than the life lived alone? It’s about each person. So the next time you fall in love, will it get the best of you, or the worst? That’s up to you to decide for yourself.