Hey guys,after a serious re-evaluation of my life so far (23 years old) I have now started to realise how my sleeping problems has affected my life. It has had a real impact on my college exams and studies..my abilities to concentrate and focus on anything have decreased hugely,I used to think I was just being lazy but I'm not sure if that was the case. I have very high fatigue throughout the day and have awful mood swings. I get headaches from a lack of sleep. There are days I go to bed at 5 or 6am and sleep until 12 but I feel like crap when I wake up and it will take me at least another couple of hours just to fully function so I've already wasted most of the day. I really want to use my day being productive as possible but I'm so tired in my mind and body. The scary part is I'm so used to not sleeping now that I don't feel sleepy anymore,I haven't gone to sleep before 12am in about 10 years. I have forced myself to try sleep early but my mind is just too active,too many thoughts. I have tried everything to sleep,reading books,exercising during the day,cutting out coffee or tea but still nothing works!. I was going to try meditation but my mind simply won't shut out anything!. My insomnia has gotten so bad that there were times I resorted to drink alcohol to help me drift off a bit which is stupid I know.I don't like to take meds either,rather stay away from them. My legs and feet sweat alot also in bed which dosnt help me sleep so I'm losing all hope now of getting a good nights sleep
if anyone has any suggestions pls let me know and sorry for writing so much,I bet some of ye drifted off to sleep by the time ye finished reading this ha! (ironically) thanks guys!