Monday, June 09, 2008
Ian Russell asks if, as I not have not posted yet, I have cured my insomnia. I am a bit suspicious of the word 'cured' because I used to cherish my insomnia, but the short answer is, yes, my insomnia seems to have gone. This may be something to do with my bold adherence to Nassim Nicholas Taleb's low carb diet. I have not drunk and barely eaten a single gram of carbs for the last two and a half weeks. I am ten pounds lighter and I sleep like a baby - actually, I never understood that expression as babies generally wake up screaming; I've done that in my time but not lately. I am attaining a steady seven and a half hours of unconsciousness nightly. This hasn't happened in at least ten years, possibly more. I have also become optimistic, amiable and energetic. It may not be a good thing, but it's certainly a new thing.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 8:07 am