Oh, no... not at all! You are FAR from alone! Insomnia is a serious & widespread problem affecting many people. However, the causes of insomnia can vary greatly from one person to another Insomnia can be caused by stress, physical ailments/illnesses, psychiatric disorders (esp. mania -- w/ or w/o depression), side effects of prescription & OTC medications, too much caffeine, not enough exercise, lack of mental and/or physical stimuli during the day, fears &/or worries/concerns... the list goes on & on.... and on!
There are some effective home and herbal remedies, one being: mixing 2 tsps. of honey with 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar & taking the mixture about 15 minutes before bed. It doesn't taste bad & worked well for me for quite a while. Also, Melatonin is a natural supplement that helps you to fall asleep/
It's best to avoid any/all sleep medications, if you can, & much better to correct insomnia naturally. Try getting more exercise during the day, eat a healthier diet, avoid caffeine, and most importantly -- determine what is keeping you awake at night & correct that problem/situation. Sweet Dreams.... :)
I have had this problem for many years. Here is the solution, at least for me.
First off, light introduces adrenalin into the bloodstream. When going to sleep, make sure no light is present at all. No computer lights, no small lights, nothing.
Secondly, I take 1mg of Natrol Melatonin Fast Dissolve Strawberry flavor about 15 min before I want to sleep. I then HAVE to read until my eyes get heavy. I usually can go to sleep then as long as I have done the following through the day;
* Don't drink any caffeine or carbonation. * Jog at least 1 mile early. Not late in the day. That will keep you up. * Try to not watch anything that gets you excited at least a couple hours before bed * When going to sleep, make sure you NEVER think of anything that will spike the adrenalin. Think of things boring but not annoying.
After years, I have found this is the only way I can sleep.
Please do not say 'like ever' ever again. I actually cringed when I read this. I hope this doesn't become the new way people talk now ...all because of that terrible Taylor Swift song...anyway now that I got that out of the way. To answer your question...yes I hardly ever sleep. When I do it is usually when the sun is out.