I'm not sleeping very well. Actually I haven't been sleeping well for months, but it's getting worse. I've never been a good sleeper, I've always had trouble falling asleep.
Around the Christmas holidays is when my current problem started. I wasn't getting to sleep before 2.00am at all. I put it down to stress since I had exams coming up. Once the exams finished however it continued, and I started falling asleep later and later. 3.00am became normal, 4.00am became very common, with the odd 5/6.00am. About a month ago I started getting better, falling asleep fairly easily and waking up well rested. I have exams coming up again now and it's gotten so much worse. I just cannot sleep. Before I'd have an awful night, then take a nap during the day and that cycle would continue. Now I can't fall asleep during the day either. I think the last few days I've only gotten about 3 hours a night (that might seem like bliss to some of you but please, have mercy!).
It's not good, because I need to be working. When I'm awake till the early hours I don't feel any motivation or desire to work at all (of course I don't, it's 2.00am!). However not sleeping properly obviously makes things a lot more difficult. I've been doing ok with getting what I need to do done, but it's just be so much easier if I was getting sleep!
When I get into bed I feel exhausted, but it's like as soon as I'm in the covers every part of my body is awake. It's like I just don't want to sleep anymore. I can't switch off and relax enough to fall asleep. Just now I went and took a shower. I have no idea why, it's two in the morning. I just felt this urge to go for a shower. I also sometimes get restless legs, but only when I'm trying to sleep (although I am a leg bouncer during my waking hours).
I don't really want to/have time to go harrass my doctor, and besides as far as I know most sleeping meds cause daytime drowziness? I think that'd be even worse than no sleep at night. I'm sure this is brought on by stress, but it's not exactly helpful to alleviating my stress!