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Sleepless in Flint, MI

I have had insomnia since the age of 13 and I am 55yrs old now. I am awake for 3 days and nights and sometimes longer and when I do sleep it's only about 4-5 hours and then I am awake for 3 more days and nights. I have been on numerous meds over the years but nothing helps. Does anyone have any suggestions?

  1. Oh Samuel that sounds so difficult! Can I ask if you’ve had a consultation with your doctor regarding insomnia? There are a lot of suggestions out there and I’m not sure what you’ve tried. Our article on treatments covers some of the most common options. https://insomnia.sleep-disorders.net/treatment/

    My personal experience of insomnia is very similar ti yours. I’d be two or three days with zero sleep then get a few pockets if 20 minutes here and there. My mental health suffered very badly. I had to consult with several specialists and I now have medications that work for me. I also practice all the sleep hygiene protocols and have done a lot of CBT.

    Please know our community is here to support you and we’d love to hear how you’re going. Stay in touch! Cheers. Simone (Team Member)

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