I've read that this can be caused by dips in progesterone. It occurs even more frequently as women get closer to perimenopause (which can last for 5-15(!) years before actual menopause. It's supposedly the first symptom of peri many women get-way before hot flashes, etc.
Taking a calcium supplement that contains magnesium and Vitamin D at or just before bed time helps me sleep through the night. If you're close to my age you're going through a hormone change which can cause insomnia. Our bodies need calcium to make hgh during the first 4 hours of sleep.
Exercising during the day is supposed to help ready the body for sleep, too.
As for meals, can you make several meals on the weekends then save them to reheat during the week? At the very least, when you make a meal double the recipe so you have left-overs.
I've heard several people recommend melatonin to aid sleep.
M2LR & Co. wrote:
Maybe you're hungry and the one lettuce leaf you eat for the day isn't enough?
Bach's Rescue Sleep or Hyland's Calms Forte are homeopathic sleep aides that can be taken at that time of "night". Bach's-GNC. Calms Forte-most Walmarts and Walgreens.
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