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I haven't slept well for years. At first it was annoying I guess (I can't really remember when it started) but then I got kind of used to it. Now it's back to annoying. I have two major problems. First is being unable to fall asleep, second is being unable to stay asleep. Last night is a prime example of this. I went to bed at around 11:00. I fell asleep some time after 12:00. I woke up once at around 2:30, 4:30, and 6:30, at which time I was unable to get back to sleep because of the fucking birds (more on them later). In the past I've found having a small amount of alcohol before bed helps me get to sleep, but I don't want to rely on that, and it doesn't help me stay asleep either.
Here are some of the things that wake me up/keep me up:
Loud noises (garbage trucks, motorcycles)
High-pitched noises (fucking birds)
I usually get exercise twice a week (Hot Yoga and Judo once each) and I don't notice sleeping any better those nights. In fact, I had Judo last night and it was one of the worst sleeps I've had for a while - usually I'll wake up once and not again until my alarm goes off at 7:40.
Even on the nights when I get a "good" sleep, I tend to wake up not feeling rested and I spend a good part of the morning feeling out of it. I tend to perk up in the early afternoon, only to lose it again at around 3:00. As afternoon becomes evening and then night my energy picks up though.
I'm seriously considering going to a sleep therapist at this stage, but even if I initiate things quickly it'll take a while before I can get a referral and an appointment and whatever. So, in the mean time, I'll ask H/A for advice.