So, I’ve always had pretty bad sleep. It’s always taken a long time to get to sleep. Often waking throughout the night. Sometimes waking early, others late. Always tired. I just lie there thinking about nonsense. Not necessarily ‘bad’ stuff, but just any brain activity means I can’t get to sleep.
I have come to the realisation that I have lost the ability or the knowledge (if I ever had it) of the method of getting oneself to sleep. Now, this may sound obvious but I genuinely do not know how to get a set pattern. Nothing works. I have spoken to my GP about this but they are reluctant to prescribe any medication (I also take Citalopram for anxiety).
I have got used to surviving on about four hours a night for the last decade or so. I hate sleeping in the day as I always wake up feeling awful if I do this.
So, any ideas?