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Michelle Shares Advice For Women With Insomnia (VIDEO)

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Michelle King Robson, the founder of EmpowHER, recalls when she was diagnosed with insomnia and provides advice for other women who are suffering.

Michelle King Robson:
You know, a lot women talk about insomnia, and I suffered from insomnia. That was one of the first signs that I had when my hormone levels were dropping and nobody picked it up, and it’s really a horrible thing to have to live with sleeplessness.

A lot of women go through that. They start in their late 30s, early 40s, and they can’t sleep or they wake up at 2 o’clock in the morning and then they can’t go back to sleep, and it’s so frustrating.

But a lot of times there’s something behind it, and so you have to look at what the root cause is. For me, I went without sleep for years. I mean, I literally would wake up at 2 o’clock in the morning and I would go, try and go back to bed. I would look at the clock for, you know, several hours, and then I’d finally just decide to get up, so I would do some work, and then I would go back to bed, thinking that I could go back to sleep.

A lot of times I wouldn’t be able to fall back to sleep until like 6:00 or 7:00 in the morning. Well, that really doesn’t make for a great day when you’ve got to be out of the house by 8 o’clock or 9 o’clock in the morning. So you get sleep deprivation, which is not fun, and then it affects everything. It affects your mood, it affects your brain, it affects your body – it really affects every part of who you are, and so it’s really important that you have a doctor who can treat you and really look at all the core symptoms, the root of the problem in other words, by looking at the core issues, because a lot of it is just dismissive and “Here, take this pill, and, you know, you’ll get your sleep back on track.”

There’s usually something more to it, whether it’s stress-related, hormonally-related. Something is going on and you need to get it checked.

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