Chronic illness is no fun. If you're here, you already know that.

Iā€™m Julia, and I've been living with chronic illness for more than a decade. My doctors are fantastic, my husband is beyond supportive, my friends are helpful and delightful, and it is still a struggle to get through every single day. This site is here to share the rants, resources, reviews, and ruminations I've created in my time as an angry invalid.

How To Sleep (For Insomniacs)

How To Sleep (For Insomniacs)

Sean Illing of recently interviewed science writer Henry Nicholls about his new book, Sleepyhead: The Neuroscience of a Good Night's Rest. The book sounds fascinating, but there's a lot of useful information to be found in the interview itself.

Nicholls talks about "sleep stability" as a key factor in combating insomnia and getting refreshing, restorative sleep. For those of us (me!) who have trouble sleeping, or keeping a regular sleep schedule, Nicholls goes beyond the conventional wisdom of sleep clinics and self-help to dig deep into the neuroscience and endocrinology of sleep.

Emergency Toolkit for People with Disabilities

Serious Warning on Certain Diabetes Medications