Not getting restorative sleep
For most of my life (except during grad school, oddly) I've always had trouble going to sleep and definitely would never describe myself as a morning person, but things have fallen off a cliff sometime in the last year. Every day I wake up, I feel like a complete sack of garbage; an absolute struggle to get up. It doesn't matter whether I had 6 hours of sleep or 12, I feel like I didn't sleep a wink. An hour or so after I'm out of bed, I'm banging at 100% whether I had coffee or not. I believe I'm not getting into deep sleep; there's nothing restorative about it.
I've tried all the sleep hacks Dave put in his book and just about everything for sleep in his blog. I've had a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea, and I'm in pretty good physical shape. I tested positive, a few months back, for Mercury toxicity (which can cause insomnia) but have since been through a chelation protocol and am soon to be re-tested to be sure we got all of it. I've tried Neurofeedback (Brainpaint, specifically) and I just had an qEEG/Brainmap done this weekend, awaiting results.
I'm coming to the forum now as I'm getting pretty desperate. Looking to see if anyone here has experienced this or has ideas while in parallel of waiting for the test results mentioned above. If anyone has suggestions beyond Dave's sleep hacks, I'm all ears.