yipchoonwai

Failed Insomnia Treatments: One Man’s Journey

A catalogue of suggested remedies for insomnia, tested by Marc Philippe Eskenazi:

Earplugs

Sometimes my neighbors have loud parties, and this disturbs my sleep. My therapist suggested that maybe my problem had to do with the neighbors. I confronted them, but they thought that the problem was with my therapist. As a compromise, I bought earplugs and wore them to group therapy with my neighbors. I think we’re making progress. But I can’t really hear, so I’m not sure.

Photograph by yipchoonwai/Getty