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Sleep Disorders board

Why can't I fall asleep? I have tried everything but sleeping medication. Im scared I will get addicted to them. I have to get up at 4 am to get ready to go to work. When I go to bed it is around 9:30 pm and all I do is lay awake even thought I am sleepy when I go to bed. It seems like when my head hits the pillow I am wide awake. I finally go to sleep around in the early morning hours. The reason I know is that I look at the clock and it is always after midnight. Some nights I lay awake all night. The last fews nights I have woke up hot! even though I have a ceiling fan running. It is scary. I am taking Atenolol for my BP I thought that might be a side effect for the hot spells. I am hot natured too. Any way should I take sleeping pills? I have heard that it can be addicted. Any suggestions will be helpful. Please say a prayer for me tonight... Thanks