OK I had a spinal fusion back in January and in the beginning my sleep was broken by the constant need for medication or just plain discomfort. Now that I am off the medication and mobile I can't sleep like a normal person. I am up all night and sleep all day. When I do sleep it is only for 2-4 hours at a time. I usually force myself back to sleep during those moments my sleep is broken because I am totally drained. I've tried so many things and have to admit I had this problem years ago when suffering from depression. My Dr. prescribed me 0.5 mg of xanax and that worked all of two nights...now it does nothing. I now have a high threshold for medications due to being on pain pills for at least 4 years prior to my surgery so over the counter sleep aids don't work. I personally feel that I am depressed partly because I do nothing during the day but sleep from my lack of sleep at night and all night I am up alone...everyone else I know is sleep. I have gone as far as just staying up thinking I would be totally exhausted after staying awake for over 24 hours but nope. I passed out and was awake in 2-4 hours then up for the night. I am at a great loss as to what to do next. This problem is making it hard for me to walk and exercise regularly to rebuild my strength after surgery and lose weight. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. PLEASE HELP!!!