I am getting pretty desperate. I can not stay asleep. I usually fall asleep easily but then I keep waking up, over and over. Occasionally my mind is spinning or my bowels are bothering me and that gives me insomnia. Then I wake and have trouble falling back asleep. My real problem, however, is that every night I wake up a million times (seriously probably every few hours). I usually fall asleep again pretty quickly. I wake in the middle of dreams which to me means something is waking me up. I usually sleep well until 11pm or 12am.
Here are the things I think could be waking me:
Stress/anxiety (although I don't exactly feel that I know that is generally my state of being)
I sleep with DD and she often wakes up.I wonder if I am conditioned to wake even when she doesn't
I haven't let go of the mommy awareness of her baby sleeping so I am hyper sensitive and not sleeping deeply
my bed is uncomfortable (perhaps this is the only reason)
sometimes I think I stop breathing
When I wake what I feel like is that I just got sucked out of sleep.
I would particularly like any advice on herbs or homeopathic medicine to try