I have had sleeping issues (trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, wake up easily) for the last year, the onset was initiated by an increase in workout intensity/frequency. I've cut back significantly on the workout frequency to address the sleeping issues in the last 3-4 months but have had no success.
Ive been using Melatonin supplements at 3-6mg sometimes with 5HTP but the consistency of a good nights sleep is still varied. On average, I can have one night of 7-8 hour sleep every other day, and the other night i will get 2-3 hours. I've stopped exercising almost completely in the last 3 weeks but have seen no improvement and as such am contemplating sleeping pills of higher potency. Though I am worried about side effects, I am tempted to think that getting a full nights sleep is outweighs the risks? Please advise!