That is often a problem for me too. I sometimes move myself into the guest room where I can get into a really dark room. I read that this makes a big difference in the quality of sleep . . . but I was SURE it wasn't a problem for me (HA ha . . . I went to visit an aunt and slept in a room so dark that you couldn't see your own hand . . . I slept amazingly well there) The tiny lights on all the junk in our bedroom actually are part of the problem . . . VCR, DVD, the new box for folks like me who still use an antenna, the two clocks, etc. In the guest room, I even have the clock unplugged!!
There are lots of online articles about
"sleep hygiene" too. I do practice lots of those techniques. You can do a google search and get some good tips. I know it is dreadful when insomnia takes over. I really feel for you. Not trying to simplify your problems, just letting you know what has helped me after years of struggling with insomnia. I've also found that the insomnia is the worst when I am flaring . . . right now I'm feeling well and I'm walking regularly and able to do some yard work and take care of my house. What a blessing!
I hope you get some good answers at the doc's today.
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