What to do about insomnia? | HysterSisters
HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support and Information
Advertising Info HysterSisters Hysterectomy Support Tutorial

Go Back   Hysterectomy HysterSisters > Hormone Issues (HRT - No HRT) > No Uterus - No Ovaries - Yes HRT - Surgical Menopause

HysterSisters.com is a massive online community with over 475,000 members and over 5 million posts.

Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

HysterSisters.com is located at 111 Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites.

With free registration, you can ask and answer questions in our HYSTERECTOMY forum community, get our FREE BOOKLET, access Hysterectomy Checkpoints and more.

You are not alone. The HysterSisters are here for you. Join us today!
join HysterSisters for hysterectomy resources and support

What to do about insomnia? What to do about insomnia?

Thread Tools
Unread 04-20-2021, 05:25 PM
What to do about insomnia?

I had hysterectomy in 2014 and experienced no issues at all. Ovaries and tubes removed in February of this year and now am experiencing raging insomnia. I have always slept like a log(8 to 10 hours was no problem for me). Now I am a light sleeper. The slightest noise wakes me and then I have trouble falling back asleep. I am using Evamist estrogen spray. My doc refuses to give me progesterone. So I bought some on Amazon. I also take melatonin and use essential oils. I have a good bedtime routine but still only sleep 4 to 5 hours per night. I wake up feeling alert and then have a slump when I am at work around noon. I can not go on like this. Laying awake in bed for hours is torture. Does anyone have any advice?
Sponsored Links
Unread 04-21-2021, 04:24 AM
What to do about insomnia?

I have sensitive hearing myself, and I've found that wearing earplugs to bed has really helped. Also, if you find it torturous to be lying in bed awake for several hours, then get out of bed, go to another room, and do something relaxing until you feel like you're ready to fall asleep. A few more tips for a good night's sleep: go out for walk during your lunch break, if local pandemic restrictions permit that; avoid caffeine after 2 PM; finish your supper at least 3 hours before bedtime; take your melatonin supplement about an hour before bedtime, then turn off all electronic devices, whose blue light suppresses melatonin production; try a magnesium supplement like Natural Calm, which can help to relax your body, promoting a deeper, more restful sleep; if you're having difficulty falling asleep, try Progressive Muscle Relaxation to get you there. Sweet dreams, and best wishes for your continued health!

Our Free Booklet
What 350,000 Women Know About Hysterectomy: Information, helpful hints as you prepare and recover from hysterectomy.
Answers to your questions

Thread Tools

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
From This Forum From Other Forums
12 Replies, Last Reply 04-08-2009, Started By soothankful
2 Replies, Last Reply 12-14-2006, Started By Mexicana
2 Replies, Last Reply 03-26-2003, Started By renate01
10 Replies, Last Reply 10-25-2000, Started By 2stepgal
6 Replies, Last Reply 10-22-2000, Started By Lily
4 Replies, Last Reply 09-20-2000, Started By 2stepgal
4 Replies, Last Reply 09-17-2000, Started By 2stepgal
8 Replies, Last Reply 09-16-2000, Started By 2stepgal
4 Replies, Last Reply 07-13-2000, Started By twindy57
4 Replies, Last Reply 07-03-2000, Started By NancyB
8 Replies, Preparing for Hysterectomy (pre hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hormone and Menopause Central
1 Reply, Endometriosis Support
10 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
5 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
7 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
11 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
8 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
8 Replies, Hysterectomy Recovery (post hysterectomy)
26 Replies, The Road Less Traveled


Hysterectomy News

May 15,2021


HysterSisters Takes On Partner To Manage Continued Growth And Longevity
I have news that is wonderful and exciting! This week’s migration wasn’t a typical migration - from one set ... News Archive


Calendar - Hysterectomies - Birthdays

Request Information

I am a HysterSister


Featured Story - All Stories - Share Yours


Your Hysterectomy Date

CUSTOMIZE Your Browsing  

$vbulletin->featuredvideos is not an array!