Our expert says:
You say you normally slept at most 5 yours - how did that suit you ? Some of us sleep less hours than others and feel fine and function well( Maggie Thatcher, once Prime Minister of the UK, apparently slept 5 hours or more and was ferociously successful )
"Mindfulness training" is greatly over-rated by those marketing it. But you may well be depressed or anxious, or otherwised distressed in ways that would respond well to normal treatments, once the problem is properly identified. You should see a good local psychiatrist for a thorough assessment, to identify the basic problem(s) and discuss a range of treatment options. Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ( CBT ) is more likely to help you control your anxiety-driven tendency to push yourself too hard, while remaining effective and much happier.
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