Waking after a few hours, not falling back asleep
I've been having this problem for 1/2 a year now. I don't have the best sleep routine, but that doesn't seem to be the cause of this.
I just lost my job because of insomnia related absence! So even when I had a regular schedule, this was a problem.
Basically, I'd fall asleep, then wake up anywhere after 2-3-4-5 hours. I feel very sleepy when that first happens. Usually there's no reason why I am awakened. So I go and pee and try to go back to sleep, but that doesn't happen. The more I lay there, the less sleepy I feel. At the same time I feel groggy and I know that I need to get more sleep, so I keep trying. I even take some herbal sleep aides, but nothing.
Why did this start happening? I never had the problem before? Could this be blood sugar related?
I did have problems falling asleep before, but once I did, I would not wake up until the alarm rang or some sort of noise would wake me. Even still I used to be able to fall right back asleep, but not now.
Please help, I'm desperate.
I need to find another job quickly, but can't afford to loose one again!