If I'm lucky I get 4 or 5 hours of sleep at night. but often it's 3 or even lower than that. I'm so frustrated. I'm constantly tired and it's making me emotionally vulnerable. But right now it's hit a point where I'm numb... When I try to go to bed early; and even if I don't have to lay awake with thoughts, memories, anxiety etc. I still wake up after a couple of hours. Sometimes I wake up with a jolt and panic, bathed in sweat; I assume I'm having nightmares that I can't remember or is reacting to a noise or something. (I think it's to do with my PTSD). If I don't set an alarm I still wake early in the morning and can't fall back asleep I have tried to avoid coffee and caffeine... and even on days where I have been active and outside (which is a big thing for me since I've been isolating myself after my friend was attacked)... I still go through the same pattern. I have Seroquel to take if I need to sleep... but because they react with my pain relief I fall asleep for up to 18 hours when I do take them; and when I wake up I've had some weird experiences with seeing shadows so I really want to avoid them. My therapist told me that they are now prescribing antihistamines as sleep aid, and I know taking them does help me sleep... but they also react with the pain relief and has me in a 'drunk' state for the next day too. I invested in a sleeping mask thinking it might be the light that is waking me up (which might be wrong, as I sleep with the TV on and has done most of my life as I'm scared of silence and the dark). I just know this can't continue; it's literally driving me nuts.