Living with insomnia can be a living hell and no one knows this more than Tristian herself.

Take a peak into Tristian’s private world of personal diary entries, as she journals her trials and tribulations about the million and one things she tried, not to mention spending her life savings on, on her quest to cure her own insomnia.

Being a comedy writer and former copywriter, Tristian makes light reading of a very serious issue. In this diary Tristian bares her soul and with some valuable gems along the way.

These are excerpts from her second book “Half tanked and living on empty – a personal account of insomnia by a very unlikely naturopath“. on sale at all good book sellers later this year.

May 19, 2017

Why insomniacs should avoid garlic

It took me years to realise that I am allergic to garlic. Not allergic in the traditional sense, more that every time I have garlic I’m […]
April 27, 2017

Ayruvedic medicine

It was during my training sessions at a Transcendental Meditation(TM) course I discovered Ayruvedic medicine. Supposedly the founder of this course, someone named the Maharishi, was […]
June 24, 2016

Mattresses and Sleep

I am sure I must have been a princess in a former life. People have likened me to the Princess and the Pea. My mattress needs […]
June 24, 2016

T is for Trash bag

Many people have labelled me a trash bag. This is either because they have seen me out during times of absolute exhaustion, and the two or […]
June 16, 2016


It goes without saying that this is something I have had to learn to deal with. There have been days where I have had the best […]