IU hirap matulog
Inamin ni IU o si Lee Ji-Eun sa totoong buhay ay ilang taon na siyang nakikipag-deal sa kanyang sakit na imsomnia.
Napag-usapan ito sa interview niya sa GQ Korea. Isa si IU sa itinanghal na “Woman of the Year.” Tinanong si IU tungkol sa lyrics ng kanta niyang “Knees” na tila tungkol sa isang taong hindi makatulog sa gabi.
At pag-amin nga niya, “It seems that the reason that I toss and turn at night is because I’m on guard against something. That’s the simplified explanation for the mechanism behind insomnia that the hospital gave to me. That I can’t sleep because I’m on my guard.
“I sleep well about one night out of three. Yesterday, I slept well. It seems to get worse when the seasons change. After a good summer, my insomnia will get worse as it turns to autumn. Even if I exercise a lot and spend time in the sunlight, I can’t always sleep well every night.”
Twenty-seven na si IU, pero ayon dito, 20 pa lang daw siya ay nagsa-suffer na siya sa insomnia at nai-consult na rin niya ito sa doctor.
“If I think about it in simple terms, I think that I suddenly became really busy and my sleep patterns got messed up. It was a point in my life where I had to be constantly on standby, ready to work as soon as I woke up. If you fall into a deep sleep, it’s harder to wake up. So I think my body naturally became on guard against deep sleeping.
“Nowadays, I live according to a steadier routine if I’m not promoting an album. I try to wake up around 9 or 10 a.m. In the past, I’d wake up around 2 p.m. I try to do stuff during the day and sleep around midnight.”
Napag-usapan din ang tungkol sa totoong pagkatao ni IU.
Isa siya sa maituturing na well-loved Korean celebrity . Kilala siya n may magandang image o personality.
At natatawang sinabi niya na magkaiba raw para sa kanya ang self-love at self-esteem.
Aniya, “I have a lot of love in my heart. Hahaha. I have so much love, not just in romantic relationships, but also self-love. As I reached my late twenties, I started to differentiate between self-love and self-esteem. In the past, I’d get those things confused. I would wonder why I still felt so lacking when I knew that I loved and cherished myself. I thought a lot about it, but it seems self-love and self-esteem are different. I have a lot of self-love, but I think that I am lacking. But regardless of whether I’m lacking or not, I love myself.”