I seem to be sleeping better faster as treatment continues. I take all my supplemts with B vitamins by lunchtime- nothing in the evening. I’ll take Magnesium (L-threonate, “Neuro-mag”) and 1-2 mg of melatonin an hour or two before I want to go to bed. Waking up earlier, no matter how tired, can help too- sleeping in is too tempting and disrupts the cycle.
I do not drink any coffee at all, not any caffeine. I’ve become super sensitive to it. Also no sugars in the evening, not even fruit.
I used to have Ativan for anxiety and depression, and since getting off antidepressants, I’ve become super sensitive to them as well. Last time I took an Ativan I was a frozen spaced out zombie all day and said never again. I would much rather take a benedryl than an rx brain drug.
I know it’s said too much, but positive attitude can help- I say that only because I’m at a point in treatment where it’s now possible to start controlling my thoughts. I know early in, it wasn’t really in my power. My mind is clearing slowly now. So I think of many positive things as I go to bed and end the day on a less stressed and happy note- it’s good for the body and brain to de-stress.
I have to wear ear plugs every night, and sometimes an eye mask. Thinking of getting heavier curtains to block the street lamps.
All that said... I went almost a month with insomnia, even taking those steps. Just had to keep treating, get through it, and it resolves itself.
Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella. Symptoms began 5/2016, didn't start treatment until 9/2016. Slow but steady recovery.