When I was working full time and had to be up at 5:30 AM I would panic if I could not sleep, I could still be awake at 1:00 am and in severe panic mode and crying as I knew without sleep I would not be good the next day. For me, yes, not enough sleep made the next day worse.
I was put on the Ativan 1mg without help and ended up at 4mg at bedtime to sleep. Now that I retired I don't worry about how late I stay up, I take Trazadone 50mg - 150 mg at bedtime for sleep and it really works.
It took a few nights before it kicked in as I did not have much faith in it, but now I do. I am weaning off the Ativan and am down to 1.5 mg.
Depression 25 years, Husband Crohns Disease 30 years
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”