At home, my sleep is okay. But as soon as I go to my dorm at the university, I wake up twice every night and have a hard time sleeping again. The room has curtains but some light shines through. The next day, I'm a zombie.
As I'm working really hard on my diet (lots and lots of veggies, quality meat, some coconut oil, ...), I'm pissed. I look a bit better than I used to, but my body composition is practically the same (a bit skinny fat), I still have lots of health problems, etc.
The thing is, when I'm at home, most problems disappear... Yet my diet does not change at all, and pollution is higher there!
I've tried everything : magnesium (still do that), ZMA, vitamin D in the morning, vitamin D later, more carbs, less carbs (this made my sleep very bad), more veggies, less veggies, more fat, less fat, more protein, less protein, valerian root, catnip, not taking fish oil in the evening, no computer after 8PM, high doses of quercetin, nettle root extract, potassium chloride, epsom salts on my chest, putting socks on during the night, ... I even use F.lux all the time... Sometimes I think I have hypothyroid issues (really looks like it : weight gain, fatigue, constipation, weight gain, ...) which could be caused by a low iodine intake (I do eat lots of fish, but seaweed gives me acne).
Yet there is one thing I know works : levocetirizine (a good antihistamine). I've bought a batch of it today, but I hate myself for doing so. I hate having to use pills again, I hate every damn second of it. But what can I do? Constantly buying new herbs doesn't do much good to my wallet.
Please hack my insomnia!
The only possible cause I can think of is mold : there are some water problems in the kitchen underneath my dorm, and wherever there's water problems, I tend to have problems (since I'm allergic to mold). If this is the case, what could I do to solve my issue?
Update : I have been taking the antihistamine and will probably take it until the end of may, just to make sure I don't lose quality sleep time so I can study well. Yet, even the antihistamine doesn't work 100%... I still wake up for 2 seconds. I think I found the reason though : I don't have insomnia (that disappeared when cutting out gluten and casein), but neighbors make noise : they go to the toilet, they start taking, ... The walls are thin, and paleo probably made my ears better (never have earwax coming out anymore). Is there anything I can do about that? Fortunately this will only last until the end of May, then I'm gonna focus on food again (if I pass my exams).