Miranda Levy is a journalist and author with more than 25 years of experience. Since she earned her UCL degree in English and her postgraduate diploma in journalism from City University, she has worked for magazines such as Cosmopolitan and New Woman (RIP). Then she Miranda she hacked it into the Daily Mail and Sunday Mirror before going back to the GLAMOR and Grazia magazines and releases. She had two babies, she wrote the Rough Baby Guide in 2006 and became an editor for Mother & Baby, where she was twice nominated for an award from the British Society of Magazine Publishers. Now a freelance writer, Miranda covers many topics, but particularly health and sleep, primarily for the Daily Telegraph. Her new book, The Insomnia Diaries, will be published by Octopus in June 2021.
She says: “I didn’t sleep for eight years and my life fell apart.” Miranda Levy’s insomnia left her dependent on a cocktail of sleeping pills. She also ruined her career and left her life in tatters.
May 2018. It’s my 50th birthday, but instead of celebrating it, I’m sitting on my childhood bed in eight-year-old pajamas, staring off into space. I can’t remember the last time I left the house, which is good because I look scared and I’m so exhausted that I can’t speak in complete sentences, but I babble in a circular way without thinking …