over the past several weeks, i have had the worst time getting to sleep. despite somni's calming effects, i can often not fall asleep for several hours. i think the problem stems from the fact that while my body is fatigued and ready to sleep, my mind is continually racing and it takes several hours after putting myself to sleep to finally convince my mind that it's time to sleep.
while i am usually able to fall asleep around 2 (after taking somni around 11, usually on a 1/2 to 3/4 full stomach, and putting myself to bed around midnight), i usually wake up around 8:30 or 9:00 and feel relatively refreshed, despite only sleeping for 6-7 hours.
i am considering trying to find a sleep clinic to see if there is a clinical explanation or if i just need to work on calming my mind so that i can get to sleep and get a full 8-9 hours of rest that i need in order to be completely refreshed from lifting.