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If we are adding Discusson PAGES, it seems necessary to have one devoted just to Insomnia.

And here it its.

Perhaps as you run across your past comments on Insomnia you could move them here, then we can have a concise page to reveiw and comment on.  I assure you, I WILL be having more to say about this, and from TKOP himself.

If you can, please reapply your Insomnia comments and we will soon get to a reconcilliation phase.  I think you will like the result.


  1. Nightmares lead to insomnia….

    Comment by kim rowland — September 23, 2009 @ 5:46 am | Reply

  2. Well, bad sleeping habits may lead to insomnia. I think, most of the time, we’re the ones causing our own sleeping problems. For example, when one drinks too much caffeinated drinks, smokes, does physical exercise, and others, before going to bed, then obviously it would take a while before that person feels sleepy. Or when you take a long nap in the afternoon, it makes you more awake in the evening and then you’d have trouble falling asleep. Also there are psychological causes (anxiety, stress, depression, etc) and physical causes (hormonal changes, medical conditions, pain, etc). I’ve read though that insomnia can be a sign of an undiagnosed medical or psychological condition. Was Michael Jackson’s insomnia a sign of that undiagnosed medical condition that Dr. von Lahr will be revealing soon?

    Comment by Kate — September 23, 2009 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  3. Hi Dr. Von Lahr, sisters and brothers
    I have been researching Insomnia.

    I found some interesting things. Michael never had a normal sleeping routine from a small child, as they played the strip clubs etc untill the wee hours of the morning then he would be all day long in the studio. Then came the tours and travelling. So maybe his Insomnia actually started as a small child and it was made worse by the pain medications. I read that that type of insomnia is a psychological/enviromental problem and is treatable. The body/mind have to be reprogrammed to get into normal sleeping habits and patterns. If he had sought proper diagnosis and treatment maybe he wouldn’t have needed the Diprivan. MAYBE I AM WAY OFF, BUT MAYBE NOT.

    When I come to think of it, that may be part of my problem. I have had jobs since 1986 that allowed for little to no sleep and shift work, plus the pain medications don’t help. Hey always thought I had Psychological problems, hahahaha.

    God Bless

    Comment by Sheryl — September 21, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    Comment by Sheryl — September 24, 2009 @ 4:57 am | Reply

    • Michael basically died because he was desperate to sleep.

      Yes he took pain medications for aches and pains(and he was addicted to them), but it was his insomnia that drove him to take the cocktail of drugs and Diprovan that killed him. He wasn’t trying to get a “high” when he died, he was trying to get some sleep.

      What caused the Insomnia, was it the pain medication or his unusual childhood sleeping habits?

      Comment by Sheryl — September 24, 2009 @ 5:06 am | Reply

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