Since the idea for Insomnia Land was conceived around six months ago, the project has been coming along brilliantly. It all started with a Twitter account in October 2009. We then launched this insomnia blog in November 2009.
Our aim is pretty simple: we want to raise the awareness and understanding of insomnia. To do this, we want to bring insomniacs together - to give them a place where they can find support from other insomnia sufferers in a fun but respectful environment. As the online community develops, we hope that others will be able to see just what insomnia is and how it affects people.
We launched the online community privately on 1 February 2010 and are slowly inviting people to join. We don't want the community to grow too big, too fast - you can't build real relationships when a thousand people join overnight.
We currently have 20 members - in just over three weeks they have contributed almost 600 posts, which is a fantastic achievement. Some discussions taking place right now in the community include:
- Anyone feel they sleep better with a loved one?
- Insomnia taking control
- Bedtime Routines
- Is the word 'Insomnia' overused?
- OCD & Insomnia
- Sleep Study / Sleep Clinic - Your Experience
- Hereditary Insomnia
- Home Remedies
- Has anyone hallucinated?
- Insomnia and sleep/work patterns...
- When Insomnia Becomes Dangerous
- Insomnia Triggers
- Sleep Diaries
- Creative Visualization Techniques
This is just a small selection of discussions taking place in the community. There are many more - some of which are completely unrelated to insomnia; they're off-topic and help us to get to know each other in a light-hearted environment.
So there you have it - we think we're doing great just now. We're growing slowly and we're building a fantastic resource for insomnia sufferers and a great place for finding new friends.
At the moment, we don't have a fixed date for a public launch. If you're interested in joining the community, please get in touch.
Last updated: April 30, 2010