Into the vortex of a turbulent mind.
I miss my youth... I can still go two days straight with enough water/caffeine, but I can't go three anymore...Went five days without sleep after a big surgery some months back. Went pretty much batty near the end :PSleep well, whenever you do.
I had insomnia for nearly 7 years straight, and still have long periods of recurrent insomnia. It's a bitch. It used to be a lot more productive for me, but now it tends to mess with my concentration and is terribly for my moods. Hah, oh yeah, that much sleep deprivation is sure to mess with the mind. I managed to watch all of season 3 of Dexter last night before I was able to fall asleep. At least I didn't wake up too much after that.
Ambien or Ativan is the best way for me to fight with insomnia
Ambien scares the crap out of me. I've heard so many horror stories from people. Ativan I haven't tried. Currently I'm on Trazadone.
Not sure if insomnia or not, but I don't sleep right lately... I mean it doesn't feel like I do. I wake up multiple times during the night, and I'm always tired. I also have night terrors, which don't help when I wake up at 3 in the morning... It happens on and off. I'm not stressed about anything, just enjoying my summer vacation. I try to go to bed at reasonable times, but then I wake up again in a few hours anyway. No effects during the day yet tho, luckily.
It might not be insomnia but it definitely sounds like you have disordered sleeping. Night terrors are a very specific problem in and of themselves. Like you, even if I'm not experiencing insomnia I do often have restless sleep and wake up multiple times at night. Eating well, eliminating alcohol, exercise, and not drinking too many liquids right before bed are all things that can help contribute to a better nights sleep.
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