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@juju5711979

Hello. Has this changed for you? I had Covid in April- had mild symptoms but debilitating insomnia. It’s been terrible and has greatly affected my life. I have never had insomnia before, and do not suffer from anxiety or depression. I have anxiety now due to not being able to sleep. Over the counter sleep meds do not work. I’m just never sleepy. Are you finally able to sleep?

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Hello @juju5711979 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I am sorry to hear about your continued insomnia following your positive COVID test. I can see that you quickly related to member @darla5780 and her experience so hope the pair of you can connect.

While we wait, here is a resource that may be helpful.

– Insomnia: Diagnosis and Treatment:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355173
Other than over the counter sleep meds, what else have you tried to help induce sleep?

Today is 1 year since I tested positive for covid. Insomnia continues to plague me. Either I can not fall asleep or I wake after 2-3 hours and unable to fall back asleep for another 1-2 hours. I do not watch TV, play on my phone or laptop in bed. I have a routine of going to bed at the same time every night, cleaning teeth and face, change to pajamas, get in bed, only a bedside lamp is turned on, read a book (not magazine or news) 30-60 minutes, turn off the lamp without going to bed. I usually wind down with a tv show on the couch and the lights low for the hour prior to getting ready for bed. I don't drink caffiene past 3pm. BUT… Melatonin will help is I have more than 2 nights in a row with difficulty sleeping.

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