Sleep Issues + S.a.d....i Think. Advice Please
Hello, I've been having some sleep issue in the last 1-2 weeks and wanted to get some advice. I basically cannot fall asleep. Sometimes I'm about to drift off and then I jerk awake.
I go to bed around 11:30-12 and last night it wasn't until after 3 AM. I suspect it is a Seasonal Affective Disorder thing and that my body clock is off. I've heard the term Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) and that is my suspicion. Other than the occasional bad night of sleep once in a while I never have sleep issues. I eat Paleo and more BP these days. Workout regularly, take most supplements in the 'basics' section of the Supplements guide. I am not depressed, although I've been dealing with a back injury since Oct - but that has pretty much healed up as of 2 weeks ago. This has kept me a little less active past few months. Oh, and I live in Chicago where the winters are long and dark.
I just had my yearly bloodwork done and Vit D was at 56. All good right? I still do 2-4000 IU a day or every other. Should I double or triple that due to whats going on?
I've taken Jarrow Sleep Optimizer a few times. First couple times it worked great, last night it did nothing.
2 pills contain
Valerian Root (Valeriana officinalis) (root) 400 mg *
L-Tryptophan 300 mg *
Hops (Humulus lupulus l.) (flower) 100 mg *
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) (leaves) 100 mg *
PharmaGABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) 100 mg *
Melatonin 0.3 mg *
I also have some Klonopon but I really try to avoid that as much as possible. It definitley works.
I was thinking about trying Inafred Light Therapy as there is a spa in my work building. But since my sleep is delayed, I think I should do that in the morning...not afternoon?
Also, I do have the HeartMath app on my iphone. I have been using it daily since this started.