Finding it difficult to sleep, these 5 celebrities say they suffer from insomnia and often go through the night awake. Some say they find it too difficult to turn off their mind and their thoughts keep them awake. Others are just so focused on their work that they experience difficulty when they’re trying to relax and get some crucial hours of sleep. Here are 5 stars who’ve commented on battling insomnia.
Gaga finds it difficult to relax enough to sleep: “My passion is so strong I can’t sleep. I lie in bed and try to pray and breathe. I have a very overactive mind. I’m the sort of person who’d never take medication to calm myself. It’s maddening. But, I love what comes out.”
Jennifer says her mind often won’t just switch off: “I have a hard time sleeping. Sleep is a tough one for me. My brain, the committee in my head, if I wake up at three in the morning I just start having conversations and they won’t shut up and then I can’t get back to sleep. I do have three animals and a human being in the bed, so there are all these distractions.”
Miley tweeted that she always finds it difficult to get to sleep: “Insomnia – difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness. i have just diagnosed myself. i am an insomniac.”
Serena has realised her sleeping patterns are not healthy: “A lot of people underrate sleep. You need a certain amount of sleep to rejuvenate your body, to rejuvenate the cells and to perform, whether you’re going to school or whether you’re playing a professional sport. I’m not a sleeper. I’m kind of like my dad, never slept much. I can really go off of five hours of sleep, but obviously that’s not healthy.”
Simon is so addicted to work that he just can’t sleep: “I am totally and utterly consumed by my work, to the point almost of an obsession. Almost every night I will be working until four or five in the morning. My life is controlled by that. I sleep very late, because the time I think is best is two or three in the morning. I take sleeping pills almost every night because I freak out at the thought that I can’t sleep. The more I think about it, the more it bothers me.”