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Trying To Fix My Daughter's Insomnia

by Kim

My daughter is turning 22 years old and in her last year of college. She has had sleeping issues/insomnia since she was in infant. Looking back before I delivered her I had dosages of morphine and demoral within a 24 hour time frame in the hospital due to a kidney stone while 5 months pregnant. I was wondering if that had any affect on her CNS (central nervous system) to start her so early not sleeping well. It wasn't until she was 5 years of age before she was on a normal sleeping schedule. In the 4th grade (private school) she contracted mono and was systematic w/blood work being positive for 4 years. Which is really unheard of on that length of time. She has been wearing glasses since she was in the 4th grade and her eyes have always been dilated. I was thinking maybe she is getting too much light through her pupils. Does anyone have any comment on this?

She started having sleep issues/insomnia again starting in her teenage years. With us not having insurance, we have always put off getting any treatment and still no insurance today, but we are willing to be a self pay patient.

She also has nightmares, but not sure if it is every night. She has recently told me she was sexually taunted by a young boy in our neighborhood when she was in the 3rd grade or so. I am thinking that is why she might be having nightmares and does not ever want to get married. She has a close relationship with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and I think helps. She is currently seeing a counselor. I have noticed that she is a bit depressed, but chalking it up to not sleeping and it is catching up with her. Depression could also come from past experiences.

I have asked her to do a 14 day sleep diary to take to a doctor that she will be currently seeing. If I buy the bright light for therapy on Amazon do you think this will help? We could use any advice out there.

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