Our expert says:
Anxiety . stress often leads to difficulty in getting to sleep ( depression usually has one dropping off fine, and waking too early in the morning ). Do you have to stau awake so late, rather than going to slep earlier in the night ? I assume your epilepsy is under proper control and has been checked on lately ? Occasionally it could contribute to this sort of problem. Worrying about not getting to sleep is often what actually keeps one awake. If after 10 minutes in bed you're not getting to sleep, do as Mindful suggests, and get up, walk around a little, maybe a boring chore, a glass of milk, TV's fine, especially if you can find something really boring to watch, then go back when you feel a bit drowsy. And if those worries and ideas start to sneak back into your mind to waken you, just swat them away like annoying flies, concentrate on relaxing all your body's muscles, area by area, and drift off.
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