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Are there any tips for peaceful sleep - mine, not my baby`s?

HI Betty,
I have a 9 month old beautiful baby boy and have been suffering from cronic insomnia and anxiety since a couple of hours after his birth. I was put on citlopram but it made me a lot worse to the point where i had 3 nigths without any sleep at all. After coming off the ssri due to the continued sleeplessness I was put on seroquel to help me sleep which helps but i still usually only get approx 5 hours a night before i wake and toss and turn. The anxiety has definitely lessened and it only seems to affect me at night and in the early mornings as i am so tired. My question is how long should i be on the medication for and when should i expect to feel `normal` again. It gets me really down and it sometimes just feels like i am living a nightmare. I love my wee man more than anything, wouldn`t change him for the world and he sleeps well - spot the irony! Are there any tips for peaceful sleep - mine, not my baby`s??
Thanks, Worn out.

Betty...
Answer: For a better night sleep do the basics - eat well, drink water, socialise, physical activity ( walking to the park is great). With the anxiety you need to learn to manage this - there is so much here - provide more details or see some one you feel comfortable with or read self help books. Betty
Answered: 01 Nov 2007