No sleep

I have always had problems sleeping but now I don’t get any sleep at all what can  be done about it 


  • KazKaz Posts: 404 mod
    Hello Lidia Welcome to the forum. Not being able to sleep is the worst feeling in the world isn’t it? I have experience of it myself, so I know how awful it can be. We’ve been talking about it elsewhere on the forum - I wonder if there are any tips you can pick up from some of our other ladies? Have you spoken to your GP about this? Do you have a bedtime routine that you follow? Do you take any supplements or are you on HRT? There are so many things that you can try. What works for some might not necessarily work for you, but when you can’t sleep anything is worth a try! I’ve tried magnesium, no electronic devices before bed, a supplement called Neurorest, warm milk at bedtime, and finally after years of asking, I’ve been given hrt patches. Finally, I’m beginning to get some regular sleep, but it’s been a real slog to get here! I’ve also swapped to a new alpaca duvet, which was expensive, but has helped enormously with my hot flushes. It seems to regulate the heat better so that I don’t overheat. There are lots of things to try. But I do fully understand just how debilitating it can be when you’re not getting any sleep. I hope you can find something that works for you! 😊
  • Julie20Julie20 Posts: 116 mod

    Hi lidia

    I've suffered with insomnia for about 30 years so I feel your pain. I've tried all the herbal remedies for sleep and they seem to make me feel more awake lol. Sage has helped a bit but I think what's helped me most is that I've stopped trying to fight it as then I just give myself the ump. I now get up make a cup of tea and then just lay in bed watching TV until I finally doze off again for a little while. Fighting sleep is the worst thing to do as then you become anxious because you are clock watching.

    Good luck :)

  • SophieSophie Posts: 4

    Hi Lidia. I find listening to audio books really helpful as you become immersed in a story rather than not being able to sleep. there are lots of free audio books on YouTube. This is one I'm listening to at the moment

    I hope you can open the link...


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