MOST OF MY LIFE I HAVE NOT SLEPT WELL
Well I have had trouble sleeping since I was 10 years old. It's funny how many people tell me not to drink so much coffee and I'll sleep. I did not start drinking coffee until my late 20's and so I'm guessing that's not the issue LOL.
Some nights I lay there until I get frustrated then get up and take a blanket into the living room and sit in my recliner and listen to music with the headphones on until I'm relaxed enough to try and sleep again. It's about a 50% chance I'll sleep after that, but not always.
When I was a working man, this was a bit more of a problem. The ability to do your job well when you are in a place that needs you to work fast and with accuracy is inhibited when you have had 90 minutes sleep. Not to mention the ability to communicate well with others.
Speaking of communicating well, in my late 30's I started to get issues with the ability to recall words. I don't know if it stems from a life of not sleeping properly or just the fact I suffer from brain fog due to two separate conditions I have. Either way it's a bother to try and talk when it happens. I find it interesting that if I type, the words come out, it's just talking that's the issue.
In any event, it can't be good for my health as well. Might be a small part of why I have a bad heart and may lead to an early grave. But not much I can do about it. I have tried many types of medication in the past and most of them made me more awake. The one that did work had me out for 12 hours and I missed several phone calls with the phone beside me as I was out like a light. No more of that stuff. I could have slept threw a fire alarm with it. So I guess I live with not sleeping well.