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11 Jan 2006

sleeplessness
I am a 50 yr old female whose not getting enough sleep. I get to bed around 10.30/11.00pm and wake between 3am and 4am most days and can't get back to sleep. Get up for work at 5.30am. Work is pretty pressurised and I get really sleepy around 10.00am. Good healthy diet, BMS is 22, get enough exercise - 3 times per week at gym and walk a lot and don't smoke. Is this simply age-related. Suggestins PLEASE. Thanks.
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Eleanor
As I am the Diet Expert it may be useful to ask CyberDoc or CyberShrink for their opinions on your insomnia. I would imagine that there could be a number of factors that play a role. One of them is the menopause. If you are entering the menopause then insomnia could be one of the attendant symptoms. On the other hand you may be so stressed that this triggers the insomnia. From a dietary point of view I can only suggest that you try taking a vitamin B complex supplement to help with the stress and that you drink a glass of warm milk at night to promote sleep. The amino acid tryptophan in milk helps you to relax and sleep.
Hope you start getting more sleep
DietDoc
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