Can someone tell me how to do it? I think I've forgotten.
I've been getting worse at going to sleep for about a year and a half and feeling constantly exhausted gets to me. The bags under my eyes have morphed into the collected luggage of a world traveller and by the end of the year I'm sure they'll have taken over much of my face. I think I'd be generally be much happier if I could sleep. I feel like an old person at the moment.
The day before yesterday I made a resolution to stop work after 9.45, 10 at the ABSOLUTE latest, and get into bed by 10.30. It's gone ok so far, except for my housemates being dicks and waking me up three times last night (12.15/5/6.15. GREAT). If they do it once I start waiting for them to do it again and can't get back to sleep. The boy in the room below is nocturnal and although I have to ask him all the time, still doesn't seem to grasp that you JUST DON'T pump bob marley through your massive amps on 11 at 3am.
Other things that are on my mind are work, my future, and so on. I've mentioned it to my mum and she says 'yeah your dad has it too', which is totally unhelpful because it makes me feel like it's natural for me to be like this and that I'll never escape (she's never been good at giving advice, I don't know why I bothered). Sometimes I'll be on a HUGE high and won't be able to sleep, like this week when I did a good presentation, other times I just lie there turning over for hours, feeling too hot, getting up to go to the toilet, half-listening to the radio, having a little cry when I feel like I'll never sleep again. ANY tips would be gratefully received, anything that helps you get to sleep.
I've tried a lot of stuff but GOD I need to sleep, I feel like such a wreck. I wondered about some kind of prescription sleeping pills but I don't know anything about them and don't like the idea of becoming dependent. One of my housemates mentioned taking antihistamines to make you drowsy? I think I should probably exhaust the available herbal remedies first, especially since I've already been to the doctor twice in the last three months about things that have turned out to be nothing.
Sorry for writing a really long and rather self-indulgent post, but I'm getting a bit desperate. I have no shame in ending this post with HELP ME PLEASE KR