I've been having trouble sleeping for the past few months, but it's been really bad lately-- I can get to sleep pretty quickly, it's staying asleep and going back to sleep that's tough. And even when I do go back to sleep it's very poor quality sleep. The worst part is that when I can't sleep, my automatic reaction is to go downstairs and eat something. For this reason, I don't eat much during the day, which I know just continues the cycle. I do keep a big mason jar of water by my bed, and I try to at least keep snacks downstairs that won't spike my blood sugar, like Babybel Light minis and celery and nuts, but I still end up feeling horribly guilty. If I really concentrate and mentally prepare myself before I go to sleep, sometimes I don't end up eating at night. But it's not foolproof, and unfortunately after an extremely stressful day at work, it is really hard for me to do anything mentally when I am about to sleep. If I had a roommate, I would ask them to lock me in my room and not let me out until my alarm beeps in the morning, it's that big an issue. I just don't know what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks :-)
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