I’ve had insomnia, intermittently, for years now. But with the onset of menopause (thanks, middle-age!), it’s gotten worse. Probably three or four nights out of the week I either can’t get to sleep, or I get to sleep easily but then wake at 3AM for a bathroom break and can’t get back to sleep.
I used Ambien successfully for a while, but after a time it stopped working for me. So my doctor has decided to try me on Lunesta. The info packet says to take it when I have “at least eight hours” to devote to sleep, and my alarm is set for 6:05AM. It’s now 9:18PM, so I’m going to take it no later than 9:30.
So now, I’m off to prepare myself for bed, as the instructions are clear: don’t take it until you are ready to go to bed.
Fingers crossed for good results! Man, I need some consecutive nights of solid sleep so bad!