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

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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?
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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!
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