I haven’t slept well In years, but now that I am almost 70, I am having more and more trouble. Several years ago I took Ambien fairly often, but weaned myself off of it. I do everything the experts say to do to get a good night’s sleep, but I still can’t sleep well at all. Lately it has been much worse.
I take melatonin and magnesium but they don’t help much. I either spend hours trying to get to sleep or I wake in the night and take hours getting back to sleep.
I don’t think this is diabetes related. Once in a while, my glucose levels will drop and that awakens me, but I try to not let that happen. Usually I am not stressed about anything, unless it is about the fact that I can’t sleep. Then my mind will find things to stress about which mean very little to me during the day.
I go to bed around the same time and get up about the same time, I sleep in dark rooms, I don’t eat at night, I turn off my computer and or TV most of the time an hour before going to bed, I get at least an hour of exercise most days. I have tried meditation and listening to music or rainstorms. I wouldn’t fret about this, but I am beginning to not function well during the day and am thinking about taking Ambien again.
Does anybody have any other suggestions for me? Thank-you.