I have been having the most difficult time sleeping for the past week or so. Getting to sleep, staying asleep, getting back to sleep... all of it. It's so ironic, because you'd think with how tired you are because you haven't been sleeping, it'd be a lot easier after a while, but it's not.
I have even been good these past couple of days at getting to bed on time in order to help make up for it, but I'm still waking up constantly and having trouble getting comfortable at night. Last night in particular, I woke up around 2am and couldn't fall back asleep for what seemed like hours, but who knows. I didn't want to check my clock because I was afraid it would wake me up even more... and probably discourage me when I saw how late it was.
I'm not usually one to sleep through the whole night without waking up at all. My internal clock has officially reset to my schedule and I wake up EVERY day, without fail, at 4:30am. I suppose that's a good thing in case my alarm doesn't go off one morning, but at times when I'm on a different schedule, it can get a little annoying. However, still when I do that, I tend to roll over and look at my clock and fall right back to sleep. This week, I've been waking up about every 2 hours. Sometimes I fall asleep quickly, other times it's like last night when I just lay there for a while.
An afternoon nap could be helpful, but I've had no time for it this week and don't see that happening over the next day or so either. Next week, however, I'm back on the early morning shift for a few days. Maybe that will help... Otherwise, I may have to pull out the melatonin again.