I'm in a rough spot at the moment. Been living with terrible insomnia for at least the last 6 weeks. It's affecting all areas of my life.
I just left my girlfriend's place at 6:30am after not getting one minute of sleep and feeling like I was gonna jump out a window if I laid there til she woke up at 10am. Obviously she was bummed out when I told her I had to go to my place to see if I could get a few hours of sleep.
My issue is that my mind feels 'wired' or 'buzzed' even though I'm exhausted and desperately want sleep. Xanax or Ambien put me to sleep because they do something to my brain that chills it out and I'm out before I know it. However I don't have either of those drugs and was hoping to avoid them since they are a short term solution. But since I'd practically do anything for sleep right now I'm thinking about making an appointment with a doctor. Sleep deprivation is literally making me sick.
After a sleepless week last week I did some research and have been taking 1g Tryptophan+1g +.5g at night. This worked ok until tonight. Tonight I just laid there inside my head while I felt the supps affect my body. I've had this happen before when I tried other OTC ideas for sleeping. Years ago I took two caps of Nyquil hoping to sleep and instead had one of the worst nights of my life just laying there awake with nasty chemicals running through my veins.
I've taken and Passion Flower Extract and they are good for anxiety but do nothing for sleep for me since I feel a stimulant effect on them.
Aside from trying Kava Kava or I don't know what else to try. Is there anything remotely close to producing the effect of Xanax?
Thanks. I'm gonna try to get a couple of hours now.