Howdy all, lately I've been suffering from a terrible lack of sleep. No matter what I'm doing, I'm not getting enough. I charted out my sleep pattern for the past week. Thursday I woke up around 12 noon. I dismantled all my furniture in my room (big old heavy furniture (2 dressers, bed, night stand) from the 60s) and I piled it all in my backyard for burning. I sanded all my walls down for repainting and patched any holes, and then I repainted it. After that, I sanded down my bedroom floor for refinishing. Afterwards I went out with some friends for some drinks, and I came home and got all the finishing supplies ready for my floor. I wasn't tired, so I ended up doing my floor as well. Its now well into Friday and I fell asleep around 3 in the afternoon. I woke up around 6pm that night, ate, and went to go record. Afterwards I came home and moved all my remaining furniture and my mattress back into my room. I started to work on my basement (as I'm building a rehearsal room/recording room in there) and I ended up cleaning a lot. I worked in there by myself for about 8 hours. Spent the weekend mostly cleaning out the basement (it was A LOT of work) and I put up all the framing for the double walls, and I just started to put up the actual wall around the outer edge of it, since the other junk I was getting rid of could be removed through the storm cellar door. I didn't sleep till late Sunday/Monday and I passed out around 11:30. I slept about 5 hours as I woke up at 4:30 in the morning. I spent the day doing errands (cashing in my change jug) bringing all my scrap metal to the scrap yard for money, etc, and hanging out with friends. I went to bed at around 8:20am tuesday, and I woke up at 9:45am. With an hour or so of sleep, I was up an additional 15 hours. I went on a 4 mile walk, I cleaned my basement out even more, and I chopped firewood. Long story short, I kept myself busy with physical activities all day in an effort to make myself tired. I went to bed at midnight and I woke up at 3am, so here I am at 6am. I'm getting hardly any sleep, and I'm doing physical labor to tire myself out, so I can go to sleep. I haven't been sleeping for weeks now, and I've tried everything. I've tried taking melatonin, I cut caffiene out of my diet almost completely (I've had one cup of coffee all of January, and all I drink besides that is water or juice in the morning) I eat healthily with no junk food. I'll lie in bed with the lights out and just sit there. I quit cigarettes months ago, and I hardly ever drink anymore. I haven't smoked anything else either aside from this morning after I woke up. My friends are all telling me like I look like hell and I'm forced to agree. My muscles are sore but my body isn't tired. It feels like a "I just worked out a ton" kind of sore. My mind is whats tired and I can't go to sleep. Any help TB? A doctor (I don't even know what kind of doctor I'd go to) is out of the question until late February at the earliest when I get my insurance back.