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SLIMMERKIWI's Photo SLIMMERKIWI SparkPoints: (317,556)
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10/29/19 12:25 A



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There are times when I suffer from a fair bit of insomnia, too. Those times I DO need something to eat. I make sure that what I eat is filling and satisfying. I find it hardly ever impacts on my daily calorie intake, because I very seldom go over my ranges, and when I do, it doesn't matter because on average, over the course of even a month, I am still under that average number I need to be at to maintain. My grandmother always swore by warm milk with a pinch of cinnamon in it. I often eat a very slightly green banana, or sometimes a bit of lean meat. They have a good content of tryptophan which helps with sleep.

Is your room too hot/cold or too noisy?

It is best to try to deal with the insomnia. If it is something bothering you, keep a diary and write whatever it is down, and then put the diary/pen down. Often that will allow you to let go enough to sleep. Also, look at what you did prior to going to bed that might keep your mind active.

If you have tried a variety of things, talk with your Dr. Sometimes people require therapy to help them let go of issues that cause it. Sometimes they might need a very occasional chemical sleeping aid.

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I will also add that since being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea 2 1/2 years ago, my insomnia has reduced quite a bit.

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INTOTHENEW's Photo INTOTHENEW Posts: 698
10/28/19 9:56 P

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Treat the root issue.

I learned going through the child rearing years, at my wife’s directive.

Schedule, and be on time.

Beyond bed and bath, work on a problem beyond. Lol

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10/28/19 7:52 P

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Hi,

I'm sorry to hear you have such severe insomnia. When I have trouble sleeping, I try to stay in bed (even though I may be watching TV or reading) so there is less temptation to eat. I know it can be difficult--wishing you all the best!

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10/28/19 7:16 P

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I have severe insomnia.. often up for 4 - 5 hours of my "sleeping time" it is so hard for me not to eat to soothe myself being frustrated by not being able to sleep. Any ideas?

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