I have had insomnia for about 30 years. It can be very difficult to cope with . Sleep deprivation leads to anxiety and intense negative thinking patterns . Hopelessness & worry are ,too often, emotions that are present. Headaches are a regular occurrence. Most people can not relate to this chronic issue. I am grateful for my amazing wife. She is empathetic . I hope that by posting that I can offer some hope & advice to those affected.