Daisy Maskell’s health: Insomnia: “You can slide into a really, really scary place.”
In an eye-opening documentary, Kiss FM’s breakfast radio DJ DAISY MASKELL discusses her 14-year battle with sleeplessness. The 23-year-old provided an insight inside her life on ITV’s Lorraine.
Daisy Maskell told TV host Christine Lampard, “You can fall into this moment of isolation in the middle of the night, when no one else is there.” “It’s quite frightening. You have the impression that no one is available to talk to,” Daisy added. “We all know that in the middle of the night, our anxieties, thoughts, and problems are intensified. And when you don’t have nobody to talk to because you don’t have any friends or family, it’s easy to fall into a pretty dangerous place.”
Daisy had her first problems with nighttime when she was nine years old.
She had more trouble staying asleep than falling asleep when she was that age.
Daisy used to get up around three or four a.m. in primary school, hours before she had to be ready for school.
She would pass the time by watching movies until it was time to get ready for the day.
Daisy is now having trouble falling asleep, staying up until 4 a.m. on a regular basis, and not feeling exhausted.
Because she generally only gets two hours of sleep every night, the host of Kiss Fresh considers four hours of sleep to be “excellent.”
Daisy agreed with Christine Lampard that insomnia can make you feel like you’re suffering from jet lag, but added that insomnia has both physical and mental negative effects.
“Insomnia” is defined as “regularly having trouble sleeping,” according to the NHS; symptoms include:
Adults require seven to nine hours of sleep per night on average.
If you’re consistently exhausted during the day, you’re probably not getting enough sleep, according to the NHS.
Insomnia can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Insomnia, Daisy cautioned, can “impact every single part of your life.”
For the young Dj, connecting with other people who struggle from sleeplessness was a “validating experience.”
“My brain works 30% quicker than a person in a resting condition, so it’s no surprise it’s difficult to fall asleep at night,” she joked.
Daisy’s self-examination of her own sleep problems, as well as those of others, led her to the necessity of sleep hygiene.
“You are not broken; your brain has gotten you into terrible habits that can be broken,” says the expert. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”