I find it pretty easy to fall asleep, but most nights I wake up at least twice and it's really really annoying. Usually I can fall asleep again but also quite often I end up laid in bed for hours not being able to fall back asleep... leading to feeling really tired and horrible the next day.
Example is last night, I went to sleep at 10:30pm, woke up again at midnight, and then woke up again at 4am ish.
I don't understand why I can't just sleep without waking up so often it's not even like I'm having too much sleep - I go to bed usually between 10-midnight and my alarm goes off at 6am, and I'm usually really tired by the time I actually do go to bed.
At first it didn't bother me but it's been like this for ages now and I'm just sick of it! I sometimes wake up feeling really ill too, like last night I woke up with feeling sick/hot but shivery, and then by this morning was completely fine and didn't feel ill in the slightest it's worse as now I've become more aware of it annoying me, once I wake up I'm like "akgbhkshgkd not again" and then end up staying awake for absolutely ages not being able to sleep, whereas when it first happened I'd just open my eyes/check the time/fall back asleep fairly soon after.
any idea of what it may be? I guess it's not really worthy of a trip to the doctors, as it's not so much making me ill as just really annoyed/tired..
Not really a long term solution but it may provide you with some short term relief. I had a similar problem when I changed one of my medications and would wake every half an hour or so, it's very irritating and you often wake up feeling horrible.
I used a hypnotic sedative (Zopiclone) for 2 weeks and it worked well. Once I was asleep it would keep me sedated for well over 10 hours until my alarm went off the next morning. As said, not a long term solution, but it's a solution nonetheless.
I will probably try exercising but it's not that I'm not tired! I'm always really really tired when I finally go to sleep which is why it's a bit confusing and I'm pretty sure it will only get worse now I've finished college cos I won't be nearly as tired when I go to sleep. hmm...
(Original post by moya)
not being able to stay asleep is a harder problem to solve than not being able to initiate sleep
I would go to the doctors...though the help you will get will depend on your gp
It's just really irritating hmm, I thought about it but I'm not really sure what help you can realistically get. Plus yeah like you said some GPs will just totally dismiss it as a non-problem/think I'm overreacting (which I guess I kind of am) and I seem to remember mine being quite like that..