Man, I've had the worst insomnia ever this week. Beforehand, I never really ever had any sleeping problems. They just "suddenly" came. Last Sunday I went to sleep at 6:30am and woke up around 3:30pm like always (yeah, I have a weird work schedule), but then Monday I tried to go to bed at 4:10am but couldn't sleep. I eventually fell asleep like at 8am but I've never had such trouble falling asleep before 'cause I was EXHAUSTED.
The next night I didn't have any problems going to sleep but STAYING asleep. I like, woke up 3 or 4 times before finally getting up at 1:20pm. I was tired that day and luckily we were let out of work early so when I got home I tried taking an evening nap but did not fall asleep. I laid there for a solid hour and I did not fall asleep. I used to could sleep on command at anytime (morning, evening, whenver). About a week prior I was able to fall asleep just fine in the evening time granted I was tired enough. What in the world is going on!? Eventually gave up and just stayed up until 6:30am the next morning and tried to go to sleep but had difficulty. It took a long time but I finally must've dosed off because I ended up waking up for whatever reason at 8am but was able to fall back asleep again. However, woke up again at around 11:30pm and had to go urinate. Couldn't go back to sleep after that.
The next night I went to bed around 1:30am but woke up at 3am. Couldn't get back to sleep until like 4am but I constantly woke up (but luckily was able to fall back asleep). Eventually got up at 2:30pm.
Went to sleep the next night at 7:30am and didn't really have any problem falling asleep as much as staying asleep. Woke up eventually at 1:30pm (although I was still tired) because I had to go urinate and couldn't go back to sleep after that.
Went to sleep the next night around 6:30 but woke up twice. Was able to go back to sleep though. Woke up at 11:00am and couldn't go back to sleep although I was SUPER DUPER TIRED.
Tried going to bed earlier this night at 12am but couldn't sleep at all. Didn't fall asleep 'till around 4am woke up a couple times until 11:30am when I couldn't sleep anymore. I was tired all day. This was yesterday and I have not slept since then. Meaning I've been up for almost 36 hours!
This insomnia is getting worse. What if I have Sporadic Fatal Insomnia? Not only am I having sleep troubles, but I'm ALWAYS cold all the time and my thermometer is usually set to 78. This is unusual. I know I'm only 26, African-American and have no family history that I know of of this disease, and I know it's rare but when you have all the symptoms, it's scary!