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    Does anyone here suffer from insomnia? I recently done alot of nights shift and now I am back on days, I can't switch off at night and when I do fall asleep I also wake up in the middle of the night and it takes me ages to fall back to sleep. It does not help that my neighbour is a very noisy neighbour especially at night.

    This isn't a cure for insomnia but it has really helped with my sleep problems. There's an app called audible (owned by amazon) where you subscribe and get audiobooks. I love using them and the new update includes a sleep timer so it automatically turns off the book after a set period of time. It is broken down into chapters so you can easily find your place again and it's so relaxing having a story read to you when you go to bed. I find it's best to use a book that you're familiar with so you don't have to concentrate too much and it's easy to find your place again if you wake up so you can reset it and go back to sleep. I wake up around 4 times per night and used to really struggle to get to sleep as my mind wanders so much, but having an audiobook on makes it so much more relaxing because I can let my mind switch off and I feel like a child again having someone read a bedtime story to me. I've been using it for about 3 years now and I've been sleeping so much better since (and they've added Harry Potter in the last few years too so I've now "read" the series about 3 times over now and I've just started again this week for the fourth time).

    I am in the same position...it's affecting my mental health!


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