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I have insomnia & your entry in January sounds like me - awake at 2 a.m. I think it's tied to hormones (I'm 37) & have been se

By June 11, 2008 - 4:56pm
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I still wake up even when I take Ambien or Tylenol pm or melatonin. I am trying some herbal hormones - black cohash and primrose oil. I've tried meditation. I get emotional just writing this - it's so frustrating!

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Insomnia could be caused by a variety of factors.

For my daughter, it's a physical issue - she has a cute little nose, but it isn't allowing enough air through her nasal passages. She has to undergo corrective surgery later this month, yikes!

For me, it's a matter of being a Type A+ personality, constantly in motion and always running on nervous energy. I've had to learn how to calm down without medication; I'm a distance runner, so I can burn off a bit of energy by literally pounding the pavement; and I allow myself time to "zone out" so that I can relax.

Each person is different, but you need to determine if the insomnia is a result of something in your head, or if it's a physiological issue. Then, you'll know how to deal with it.

My husband would say to you: stop worrying! Do you have a pet?

Insomnia and sleeplessness: how do you treat it? What are the solutions?

June 11, 2008 - 5:15pm
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