Have you had a sleep study? If they figure out what exactly is wrong, they might address the issue.
God bless you and keep you.
I've had one sleep study - hence the apnea diagnosis, though my doc is willing to have me tested again so if things don't improve by mid March, I'm to call to have another one set up to see what else might be going on.
Hello dear sister. Could it be that your mind is preoccupied with thoughts/worries, etc? I have found that to be in my case. However, my situation was not as extreme as yours...I used Jesus prayer (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner) and then my mind is concentrated on the prayer instead of daily problems...it helped me, it might help you as well.
I have had two serious brain injuries in my teens and early twenties - they caused my sleep cycles to go askew. So, so I often deal with insomia - but I've used that time for prayer for many many years - so worry does not have the opportunity to creep in.
The main issues are the apnea - which are finally beginning to work their way out. I have a new pillow, new bed, and different cpap machine. Those are working together to help me to breath better.
And the other main issue is pain. The new bed seems to be helping with this issue as well.
Last night I had an equipment malfunction, so my oxygen level got dangerously low - which alerted my brain an woke me up - and because my brain went into 'take care of the body mode' - it was a long time before I could go to sleep again.
So. . . many different issues working together to keep me from sleeping. But if I don't sleep, I pray. . .and if I pray. . . then good happens.
But my days are a difficult to get through - no focus, no energy.
His will be done.