Let’s talk about insomnia and treatment options

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If you find yourself having a tough time falling asleep, tossing and turning in bed, or googling cat videos at 3 a.m., you might be experiencing insomnia. Insomnia is when a person has trouble sleeping even though they’re tired and want to go to bed. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the U.S., so you’re not alone. But if left untreated, insomnia can seriously affect your quality of life. While many factors often contribute to insomnia, changes in hormones during midlife are often overlooked.

During perimenopause, the production of estrogen and progesterone reduces dramatically. The fluctuation of these hormones can cause sleep disturbances. Hot flashes can also play a part in sleeping difficulties if you have them at night. Some women find themselves awake in the middle of the night drenched in sweat with a rush of adrenaline. This rapid change in temperature can be a significant disruptor to getting the expert-recommended seven hours of shut-eye.

The encouraging news is that a good night’s sleep isn’t impossible. Melatonin, an over-the-counter dietary supplement is available through Rory. This natural sleep aid is non-habit forming, non-addictive, and won’t leave you with that “hungover” feeling in the morning. In addition to this treatment, we have plenty of education on lifestyle changes that can help you sleep better. Learn more about Melatonin and find out if this plan is right for you.


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Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the U.S. and if left untreated, can seriously affect your quality of life.

how rory works

We’re here every step of the way.

  1. The Visit

    You’ll start the online visit by answering questions about your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle.

  2. The Plan

    Your doctor will then review your information (prescription only) and determine if treatment is appropriate for you.

  3. The Arrival

    We’ll deliver your medication quickly and discreetly, so you can get to know your treatment in the comfort of your own home (we suggest in a robe with a glass of wine).

Meet our doctors

Rory is backed by doctors who get it

Dr. Melynda Barnes, MD

Rory Clinical Director

Dr. Melynda Barnes, MD is double board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. Dr. Barnes is passionate about addressing the unique challenges and joys of women’s health. Dr. Barnes joined Rory to lead the clinical team, build the medical advisory board, and recruit the physicians that treat our members.

Dr. Holly Terrell, MD

Board-Certified in Family Medicine Specialization: Gynecology

Dr. Holly Allen Terrell is a board-certified Family Medicine Physician at GraceMed Health Clinic. Dr. Allen Terrell received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She then went on to study medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita. Dr. Allen Terrell became interested in the study of medicine at a young age and found her calling serving underserved patients at GraceMed. Dr. Allen Terrell is currently married with five children and enjoys spending time with her family during her free time.

Dr. Connie Newman, MD

President of the American Medical Women’s Association

Dr. Connie Newman, MD is a board-certified Internist and Endocrinologist as well as a physician-scientist and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She also studies the safety of statins in cardiovascular disease and is an advocate for access to healthcare, gender equity, and the inclusion of women in research studies.

Dr. Pepper Schwartz, PhD

Acclaimed Author and Psychologist

Dr. Schwartz is an acclaimed author, researcher, television personality and relationship expert. She is a tenured Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle and the relationship expert on the hit show Married at First Sight. Schwartz’ accolades include writing 25 books on the subjects of love, sexuality, and commitment.