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Will I ever sleep normally again?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Just wondering and remembering fondly: those long, long, long undisturbed sleeps and waking up refreshed to start another day with enthusiasm.

Although at 50 I normally start the day fairly enthusiastic, today I am taking a sick day because I have not slept properly in a week and with not properly I mean sleeping for about an hour then waking up, taking about 30 minutes to get back to sleep, sleeping for an hour if that and then the whole circus repeats itself.

I have joined the sleep challenge and am finding it helpful, mainly because of the sleep journal. Because I am narrowing my bad sleep down to one thing and one thing only: menopause!

I was told by a colleague a few years ago: oh no, after menopause you don't sleep normally... I am starting to believe her. But I am going to try for a few weeks more in the sleep challenge. And am going to try and recuperate and rejuvenate today by taking a bath with Epsom salts before I go to bed tonight and try and catch up oin some sleep today, although I know it doesn't really work. I feel I need it?

Anyone else got any menopause sleep-related issues? Even better: solutions?


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  • CAROL_31649731
    Nice blog, Kirsten . . . I just recently joined the "Peri/Menopause Team" & your blog cause my attention, as I have always had sleep issues--and exasperated by menopause, of course. I happened upon a homeopathic remedy called coffea cruda that has been of great help in calming the racing thoughts that keep me from falling to sleep. You can find it at your local health food store--if this is even the type of problem you have with sleep issues. Anyway, good luck!
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