Originally Posted by HaHaHashish
JustSUm..have you tried physical exercise?, that usually works to calm the busy mind and help bring sleep (along with some couchy, knock out bud too). If weight lifting or running isn't your thing then try swimming, long walks, farm work, yoga or even learn fighting, they all work so long as you raise a sweat and it tires you out.
I can't even remember the number of times I've heard exactly what you just said. I'm fairly active and even on days where I'm totally sore and exhausted I just can't pass out. It's kind of hard to explain but I just can't drift off. I'll get to the point where I can't keep my eyes open any longer and just lay there unable to sleep. Activity really makes no difference for me, it can be a bit too much sometimes cause then I'm even more wiped out and can't get the rest I need to recover. Trying to function on top of it is miserable.
I have this one friend who's obsessed with exercise and always is implying to me its my own fault cause I just need to exercise harder and just lay down and go to sleep. I really wish it was that simple but it just doesn't work like that for me. At night I often get anxious cause I know I'll be spending time alone while everyone else is asleep.
Thanks for the recommendations. Trust me, I've given it a lot of thought (have plenty of time to) and tried just about everything lifestyle wise with little benefit. It truly is frustrating trying to explain to people what it's like and that things that work for most people don't work for me. It took forever for me to get it across to doctors, then they did the sleep study and realized I wasn't shitting. Awake 8 hours with no sign of sleep activity in my brain.
I really hope that in the future they will understand this condition better and have solutions.