I think I've been stricken with insomnia recently. For the past few nights, I've found it extremely difficult/impossible to get to sleep. Last night, I got zero hours of sleep. I even worked out with weights (hard so that my muscles were sore) but I just couldn't get to sleep. My mind and eyes just stay alert and active no matter what I do.
I want to fall asleep because I know if I don't, I'll be really groggy the next day and just feel bad the entire next day (like I am now
My problem is is that I try too hard to fall asleep, I think. I lay in bed for an hour, tossing and turning then I look at the clock again. I start to panic because that's one hour extra that I could have used for sleep now gone and I calculate the remaining hours of sleep and wonder if that'll be enough for me. Usually, I just start to worry, realizing I'm not getting any sleep and just repeat "Go to sleep, go to sleep, etc." but that doesn't work.
Then I get so frustrated that I'm not going to sleep, although I really want to, and my mind gets so active because of my frustration that I just give up and lie in bed until it's an appropriate hour to get up and try to start my day.
Does anyone else have this problem and if you do, how do you manage it?