I've had both allergies and insomnia for awhile. The insomnia, which I've always known was stress-related, comes and goes in short acute bursts. But the allergies are year round. Until reading about TMS, I'd never thought that allergies could be stress related. Last spring I had really bad allergies. Thinking back on it, this was when my cat, who was 18, was diagnosed with yet another condition (anemia) and I had to take her to the vet once a week for a blood test and sometimes a shot. However, I did not make that connection. During the summer, I went to see an allergist, who tested me and told me that all I was allergic to was grass pollen! I couldn't believe it! I have had what feel like year round allergies for over ten years! I have done all the usual things, like getting a hypoallergenic bed and comforter, etc., to reduce allergens in my home. And yet, I actually have really mild allergies. So allergies as TMS makes total sense to me.