Where wild minds come to rest
I'm a strong introvert. As far as I can tell, introverts do have a tendency to have a non-addictive fantasy world. (I only consider it MD when it's addictive.)
I'm also an insomniac, I take a long time to fall asleep (for me personally it's usually 1-2.5 hours)
Due to my insomia, I spent most of my life tired. Although for the past month I admittedly have been really bad in regards to getting enough sleep, I've had many periods of time this year wher I have been getting enough sleep.
Now, since I found out I have MD, I have been aware that it is significantly worse when I am tired. I didn't realise until I managed to get enough sleep for once in my life that being in my fantasy world is not a problem when I'm not tired. Unfortunately, it is very, very easy for me to not get enough sleep.
But the point of this post is that, although I realise that it is not the case for everyone;
How many of you are introverted insomniacs?
How many of you are at least a little tired all the time, and struggle to stay out of your fantasy worlds?
How many of you don't struggle to stay out of your fantasy world's when you're not tired?
Mostly, I just want you to think about that. I do realise that some people have other disorders that may have maladaptive daydreaming/compulsive fantasy as a symptom, or may not have any other disorder (including insomnia) and still struggle with MD.
I simply wonder how many cases of MD are simply caused by a lack of sleep.
(Also, while I am at it, does anyone know much about passionflower in regards to helping one fall asleep? I am just doing research on it now, but I wonder i anyone here has any experience?)