Overcoming Obstacles: Midlife Insomnia

Sleeping has always been one of my favorite things to do. I would say it ranks right up there with shopping and some other fun activities. And like all of my favorite things to do I was very good at it. Once upon a time, I could easily sleep ten hours a night. That is until about the age of forty. That’s when my beloved sleep cycle started to change.

At first, I really didn’t mind getting a little less sleep. I was able to stay up pretty late and wake fairly early in the morning…without feeling like I needed to climb back under the covers. But as the years progressed my ability to sleep decreased, until it got to the point where I’m at now: insomnia.

I’m not only having a very hard time falling asleep most nights, but staying asleep as well. When I do finally fall asleep, I wake up frequently throughout the night. Sometimes I even have to get back up and stay up for a while before I can fall back to sleep. This is not only driving me crazy, but it is seriously NOT funny! Like I said, I love sleeping. So I decided to try to figure out what was going on.

Read on to find out natural ways to get a good night's sleep.


Liz aka Newme discovered the love of writing and the young age of 50, and an even greater love for copyediting at 52. She is an ever evolving, ever growing New me. Find her at Forever in Blue Jeans


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