Have you tried listening to Cd's that promote sleep? I often listen to my MP3 player that I have coppied some CD's to and I listen to it when I have a hard time sleeping! One that I like especially well is called Music to Promote Sleep it is New Age music 2004 and it really helps me go to sleep, also there one called Deep Peace New Age music 1996, but there are all sort of CD's made to help promote sleep. So you might want to look into maybe trying something like that to help you get to sleep!
Do you have problems just getting to sleep or also staying asleep and are you sleepy during the day? Have you talked to your Doctor about
any of this? Also do you drink coffee? and if so when? You might try avoiding having any thing with caffeine in it after 1 or 2 in the afternoon. Also pain meds, this might sound strange but for me, some pain meds keep me awake, Vicodin is one of them, if I take a Vicodin before I go to bed I will be wide awake for hours and hours!
Anyway I do wish you well!
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV