I can't remember the last time I had one. I either lay in bed awake for a good 4 hours or, I randomly wake up in the middle of the night and it's impossible for me to fall back asleep. This sucks ass, cuz I've been like this for a while and it's progressively getting worse. Also, my frustration is turning into a growing fireball of rage. Usually going to the gym and lifting my face off worked but even now I come home and in a few hours I'm chalked full of energy ready to rip somebody's face off again.
Search the web for pre-bedtime rituals for sound sleep. Also check that you're recovering well from training, and check your daily stress levels.
I haven't had a good night's sleep since my son was born (16 years ago). Somehow I've become a night owl. Every sound awakens me. My wife thinks it's a protective reaction. Whatever it is, I stopped stressing over it years ago. I sleep sporadically, and sometimes a 10 minute nap midday works wonders.
I know what my problem is, I just can't overcome it. So instead I've turned into a raging asshole instead of the humble quiet guy I used to be. My lack of sleep just keeps getting worse and worse. I'm hoping after my new job starts on monday and I have a set schedual instead of this 'sometimes morning shift, sometimes night shift' crap I'll be able to properly sleep.
If not, beware earth... for I am the destroyer of worlds.
Rituals are bogus. Melatonin doesn't do much (but DAMN do you have wicked dreams the first couple of nights!!!).
Diphenhydramine Hcl. All the way. It's the only thing that gets me through exam season. I used to lay awake half the night, then write exams on 3 hours of sleep... now I get the full 8 hours and wake up feeling fresh.
I recently found out I have sleep apnea. I did a sleep study two weeks ago and was told I woke up between 9 and 10 times per hour. I just got my CPAP machine last night and had the greatest night of sleep I've ever had. I know this doesn't help you in any way, but I just had to tell someone.
I hadn't been sleeping for the last three months and it was screwing up my studies. I did the sleeping pill thing, but they can become addictive so most nights I would lay in bed until 2:00, 3:00, and sometimes 4:00 in the morning.
Last night and the night before I did some foam rolling and really hit my legs. At 9:30 last night after about 30 minutes my legs felt like jello and when I went to stand up I knew it was sleepy time. Headed off to bed and I had the best sleep I have had in a year. Try some foam rolling and some stretching followed by a hot bath. It might just do the trick in releasing the tension that keeps you from drifting off.
haha there you go, pop a few xanax and hide your money. those things turn you into a fucking zombie dude. best drug to take if you want to make all your friends never call you again because you asked them what time it was 20 times in a row and then tried to get into a fight about the whereabouts of your cellphone.