I am currently a female student in college having trouble sleeping frequently. I was raised in a family where when it was time to sleep, all the lights were turned off and everyone in the house gets into bed. However, this is not the situation for college. I have had several roommates in which, when they were in a room next door watching TV or studying on low volume, I still have a terrible time falling asleep just knowing that they are there awake. Even the tiniest noise bothers me. It is as if I am expecting them to go to bed before I can sleep myself. This problem has persisted for at least 2 years already after I have underwent a very stressful time in my life with chemotherapy which might have also contributed to this terrible sleep habit. Also, I find that stress makes me more alert during my sleep. Especially stress from school. Sometimes using Benadryl helps me sleep, but I wake up tired. I have tried ear plugs without much success. And am considering using white noise since turning on the uniform noise of the kitchen vent sometimes helps. But at such a young age, I really do not want to be on medication for sleep after I have regained control of my health post chemotherapy.
I don't want other people's sleep patterns to govern mine because I would not get enough sleep this way. I just want to sleep well and normally and not wake up to the slightest noise every night. I fear that eventually not getting enough sleep from this problem would harm my health and make me more stressed.
Please any suggestions would help.
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