If you are struggling with insomnia, I recommend an informational video such as this one. youtu.be/m_ZHgD5rVPU
I wish I did more research a long time ago! I realized that insomnia (for me anyway) was 100% preventable. I learned that I was my enemy when it came to my bad sleep habbits. Recently I have been working hard to treat my anxiety. I got prescribed a daily medication, check in with my counselor and seek my support systems. A game changer for me was waking up early for work the same time everyday (5:45/6am) and setting an alarm for my days off to not sleep in too late. So my body gets tired by 9:30-midnight latest, depending on my schedule that day. I also stop all stressful tasks by 8:30 pm so I have time to relax my mind before bed. I reached out for support on here and knowing I wasnt alone comforted me. Many have reccomended Magnesium which I started taking a week ago. That is probably helping as well along with healthier eating habbits.
Insomnia was causing me to feel terribble both mentally and physically. I know some nights I may still have issues due to life stressors, but at least I can stop thinking the only answer is sleep medication or that this is permanant. I am feeling such relief! Just a week ago I was waking up every other night anxious or restless. The struggle was real! Part of my healing process was to teach myself how to take better care of myself.🌻 If I can do it, you can too.