How to treat an anemic person who's at the same time insomiac

Philippines
June 21, 2007 9:38pm CST
I have these conflicting disturbances. Anybody who can help?
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
i am an insomniac which resulted to me being anemic as well. which i took advantage, i worked in a call center for the graveyard shift. making my insoniac nights to be profitable. but after a year and a half my anemia came back because of my sleeping habits. no sleep at all sometimes, i still report to work. once, our company advised me to take vitamin c when i wake up. that is for my immune system. and take iron (ferrous sulfate) supplement after the meal i'll have before going to bed. in your case, in the morning take vitamin c. and at dinner time take ferrous sulfate or iron. because when you take iron you'll be able to sleep soundly. you'll have longer hours of sleep.
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
thanks. Ive done taking ferrous sulfate before, and yes it did get me to sleep. But I did not take vitamin c. I'll try that.
@tvjesse (35)
22 Jun 07
You really need to start running about an hour before you go to bed, i've had sleeping problems too but i've been running 3 miles every night and it keeps me sleepings very well.
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
wow, 3 miles !! I dont think I can do that much. But I do try to jump around my room just to get my body tired :)
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
I don' think those two conditions have anything to do with each other, do they? I know for anemia you are supposed to take an iron supplement. For insomnia there are alot of possible treatments, over the counter sleep aids, melatonin supplements, or doctor perscribed sleep medication may all be options for you.
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
You see, the doctor advised me to take more sleep. But, due to my insomia, which i dont know what causes it, I am not able to sleep until very late at night.
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I'm not sure of the correlation that would be being considered here, these two problems really don't have an obvious connection. Depending on the severity and reason for your insomnia, I know it can be as simple as changing your diet, reduce caffiene, sugar especially after a certain time. I suffer from insomnia as well and the longer I stay awake, I of course get hungry so I have to be careful of what I eat, if I eat at all, because that restores your body too. But then I know anemia may require you to eat more often also, but maybe iron supplements would help...