Ever since I started working graveyard, I have the most difficult time trying to sleep when I get home and when I do fall asleep, I wake up after 2 hours feeling like I've had 8 hours of sleep and when I try to go back to sleep I'm unable to so I stay awake and do stuff at home. After 3-4 hours I feel tired and ready to go to bed again only after 1-2 hours of tossing, turning and whimpering in the dark do I finally get to sleep. AND THEN, I WAKE UP AFTER 2 HOURS AGAIN. It's a routine I have to deal with every single day FOR 5 MONTHS NOW and it's hell cause it's already affecting my job. I am now suffering from confusion in my job and finding it hard to focus and on top of that, a few instances of memory loss. I used to be energetic, bubbly and efficient now I'm scared and have low self esteem cause I think I will mess things up now not only at work but daily normal things. I feel like my brain isn't functioning normally or is functioning at a very low pace that I have a slow reaction to things. I'm now quick to losing my temper, moody and feeling of emptiness at times, I'm thinking of going to see a doctor and am actually considering sleeping pills. I guess what I need to know are the following: a) do i need to see a doctor about this? b) what are the things causing this? c) what can i do to have a normal sleeping cycle again? e) what are helpful vitamins to help brain alertness/brain stimulation? d) your own personal experience and advice
I'm on a diet that consists of rice, meat, veggies and some junk food on the side.(well my junk food intake has dropped considerably since last week). I don't smoke and I drink occasionally.