i have had this problem for years now, and i chalked it up to my stubborness, to my refusal to relax at night, to cut the video games and sugary carbohydrates. my average day through high school involved intense excersize and then taking a nap during the day, then staying up eating cereal and playing video games until 3 am. then i wake with a terrible headache and a sleepy feeling all day. if i try to give in to my sleepiness i end up getting those little almost painfull "twitches" that ***k you to sleep, and i have a worse head ache, and things look unreal (like am i asleep or awake?) it's honestly a hellish existance, and i want to stop doing this, but i feel i am a lost cause. it's caused me a lot of distress and while i do have some mental illness problems, they've been worsened a lot by my sleep problems.
so far i have stopped excersizing and am trying to let my body relax at night, and have stopped the little "naps", which were sometimes like 2 minutes or less, and finally i have to get rid of the anxiety before i sleep (and i know i'm not alone in that).
i'm 20 years old male and i've had this problem for a long, long time. i am seeing a sleep doctor a second time wednesday, now that i'm off my antidepressants, which messed with my sleep quality. is there hope for me?