Our expert says:
About one in 3 people who work shifts will develop a severe disorder in about 3 years, so you are spot on!
What you seem to be describing is an anxiety problem. Anxiety is the best thing to keep you awake. However, the shift work may also be playing an important role in the problem.
You are going to need help from someone who understands sleep disorders, as there may be more than one factor playing a role.
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