How can I handle problems with insomnia?

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Are you taking care of an aging parent and concerned about them? I had a lot of trouble sleeping right at first when I started taking care of mom. I would worry about whether she was going to get up at night and wander around or fall down. Then if she would wake me up in the night it would take me forever to get back to sleep. Finally had to increase the medications I was taking for depression and anxiety and start taking Melatonin. Melatonin is available over the counter and you can get it at the drug store or health food store and is safe to use for sleep. It helps regulate your sleep pattern. I would not have made it through taking care of mom if I had not had medicaiton to help me with stress and get to sleep at night.

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