I’ve had this condition most of my adult life. I pretty much live on less than four hours sleep a night, for weeks at a time. A couple times a month I will crash and sleep like a rock for twelve hours.
When I was in my twenties I was on some kind of sleep medication, but the side effect were to much to handle, twitching and lose of appetite. When I found beer, alcohol induced sleep with zero side effects, six pack a night and I slept like a baby. Problem was a six pack turned into an eight pack, you get the idea. It really started messing up my workouts, not good at all.
About ten years ago I found, one of a few good workout partners. He turned me onto meditation, It didn’t cure my insomnia but I learned to lay in bed and meditate. This really helped me enable my body to relax into an amazing state of relaxation. I still only sleep small amounts at a time, but my body was able to recover from my workouts. Pretty much changed my life, I’m not that grumpy asshole I used to be. I find my life is a lot more enjoyable now.
I still get frustrated not being able to sleep, I remember trying naps. What a F’n mistake, zero sleep at night. I’m a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to medication, I like the natural way if I can. Anyone out there living with problem, got any secrets. One more rep!