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Are there any associated features Ė like restless legs or nightmares?
Is there anything that you can think of that might be triggering your insomnia? Have you been doing anything different or taking any new supplements?
Has your neighbourhood been excessively noisy recently?
Is there anything that helps you sleep? What have you tried so far?
How has your mood been lately?
Have you been feeling overly stressed or anxious recently?
No, nothing like that.
No, not at all. I live on a very quiet street.
Excessive noise can disrupt sleep.
Iíve tried natural remedies, such as valerian and a herbal flowers sleep remedy. Iíve also tried having a warm bath before bedtime, but nothing seems to help.
Oh, itís been good. Iím almost always in a good mood. Iíve a lot to be thankful for. Iím looking forward to our retirement years.
Sometimes insomnia can indicate a mood disorder, such as depression or even mania.
No, Iím pretty relaxed and still enjoy my life. Iím looking forward to retirement, although I do sometimes worry about the future.
Anxiety and stress (including the stress of retirement or bereavement) can cause insomnia.