Firstly, welcome to ATS.
Regarding your insomnia, i would like to suggest to people here that it may not be anything nefarious that is affecting their sleep, it could just be
the need for a decent sleep hygeine routine.
I have had major problems sleeping ever since i served in N. Ireland, a usual night for me will be about 3-4 hours of broken sleep a night, waking up
every half hour or whenever i hear a noise. (Very hypersensitive to noise at night).
Having been to sleep clinics in the past, i found that some of the most common things to keep someone awake or from getting off to sleep are probably
what many of us here do on ATS.
1. Don't turn the TV or computer off just moments before going to bed. The light from the screen tricks the brain into thinking it's still daylight,
therefore not ready for bed yet. So try and turn these off about an hour prior to going to bed.
2. Hot milky drinks can help with getting you to sleep, not milky coffee though unless it's decaf for obvious reasons.
3. Reading can be a good one to get people off to sleep, do that in bed so you can just drift off afterwards.
4. One of the best ways i find to get some sleep is to try and astral travel. Have only ever achieved it once, every other time i wake up in the
morning after a good sleep.
5. Get back into normal sleep patterns as far as the time is concerned. They suggest that 7-8 hrs is best for people, not always the case but that
amount seems to do most people well if they can get it.
Put it this way, if i stay up to listen to ATS Live until 3am, get to bed by about 4am then get up at 7 after just a few hours sleep, should i really
be suprised if my sleeps messed up?
So what i'm saying is look for the usual suspects first, then if they are all in order, go looking for the more bizzare reasons for insomnia.