I've been thinking about getting a therapist to help me get better sleep. I think I have a lot of anxieties that I'm dealing with that I'm not aware of that are preventing me from getting a good nights sleep. Most nights I fall asleep okay, but then I wake up constantly throughout the night, tossing and turning and having hot flashes. It's making it hard for me to get up in the morning, and twice now I've overslept for work. I've been exercising, I don't drink a lot of caffeine or sugary drinks/food. I do have the TV on before I go to bed, but it's because listening to it actually helps me distract my thoughts from thinking about the negative things in my life. I try to keep myself away from my phone before bed, take hot showers, light a good smelling candle, drink tea (that just makes me get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom). I can't quite have a regular sleep schedule either because once or twice a week I'm required to get up for an early morning babysitting job (this is the job that I've overslept on and angered the parents.)
I'm just getting to a point where I don't know what else to do to help me sleep. I've been going like this since September and I think since then I've slept through the night maybe twice. I'm starting to think it's a mental thing now that I'm struggling with and I don't recognize it and maybe getting a therapist to help me talk it out would help.
Does anyone else do this?