Ok here goes, I have trouble sleeping at night, so I'm up till like 4 or 5 in the morning. Then I get up between 8-10am and go to work. During the day, I have problems concentrating, have shot-term memory loss, drowsy etc. Ever since I can remember and have kept track, I need about 12 hours sleep at night. But with my lack of sleep, I am always on a sleep debt.
For instance, I just had 3 days in a row off, I slept no less than 14 hours each night. At night, when I want to go to sleep, I can't. My mind won't stop thinking about whatever it happens to be. I was ready at 1030 tonight to go to bed, laid there for over an hour, finally got up. I took a slee[ing pill not too long ago, but they usually don't make me sleepy. They make me feel drunk. As I am typing this I am having trouble concentrating and my WPM have gone way down.
Even if I pull an all nighter I will sleep the next night, but then ionce I'm caught up, back to the same old. I also tried completly cutting caffeine out of my diet, didn't help. Energy drinks and Soda Coffee etc. don't keep me awake. I sweat a lot at night too. Right now, I'm pretty cool at room temperature, but I am swating bad.
I really don't have any idea what to do. If I could have it perfect, I would be awake like 20 hours, then sleep for 12-14. Sleeping 14 hours is an easy feat for me. I do this without sleeping pills. With the pils, I can sleep at least 18+ hours without waking once. Exercise and showering at night don't help. I just can't relax and I'm not overly stressed now either. There are two things that help me fall asleep fast. Alcohol and sex. I don't want to have to drink a bunch every night just to fall asleep. Sex, helps, but I don't get it every night
So, does anyone have any suggestions for me? Has anyone ever heard of anybody like this?
PS. Im sure there a re a lot of typos in the above, sorry for that.