Re: Recurring bouts of insomnia
Sorry you have insomnia. Are you getting proper ratio and quantity of daily calcium/magnesium in your diet? 800 mg calcium, 240-400 mg magnesium? I've read that deficiency of these can cause insomnia- especially waking up after going to sleep. Magnesium helps with "racing thoughts".
I just read about this and just started to supplement my diet to make sure I have enough cal/mag. I can go to sleep but wake up several times.
And I was started having anxiety about going to sleep. What helped me reduce anxiety a lot was I create a 'quiet time' about an hour before I would like to go to sleep, I turn lights down low, in another room, sit or lay on a couch, and not try and go to sleep. I'm tired but not sleepy. This quiet time, with low lights, and no tv or computer, is meant not to try to sleep, just relax. Maybe quiet radio. Maybe use a foot massager. But low lights and no tv or computer. I have no anxiety because I'm not trying to sleep. I then find I fall asleep without even trying. Of course I'm on the couch, but if I wake up I go to the bed.
Last edited by easygoingguy; 03-30-2012 at 10:13 PM.