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Fatal Insomnia, Sleeping Problems

This is my story. i really hope someone can help me because I am so scared and going crazy. I have been suffering from insomnia for the past 2 months. It all came suddenly. I had shifted to a new country and had been living there for one month when this problem started. Initially, I stayed up extremely late- till early in the morning at 5 am and would fall asleep and wake up at 12 pm or later. But slowly, I ended up sleeping less and less. Nowadays, I can only sleep for 2-3 hours at most, and I end up waking every hour, and have extremely vivid dreams.  I yawn throughout the day. When I do fall asleep during the day it is only for 30 mins or so, during which I have vivid dreams of me doing something or talking to someone. When I wake up I realise it was just a dream- but it was so like real life that its hard to distinguish it from reality. I also sometimes wake up drenched in sweat.  I am so scared this might be fatal insomnia. What should I do? Try as I might, I cannot go off to sleep at night. I am so scared. Its as if I have lost the power to sleep. There is no history of fate insomnia in my family. But I have heard of a disease called sporadic fatal insomnia which doesn’t require a family history.  I am 27 years old.
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There are a couple of things that would try before going to a doctor that specializes in sleep problems. The first thing I recommend is setting up a sleeping schedule. Set a time for you to go to bed for the night and a time that you want to get up for the day. When it is time for you to go bed go, regardless if you are tired or not.
I also recommend that you learn some relaxation techniques to help slow down your mind and body. I would also pick up some Melatonin which is a natural sleep aid and something that your body already produces.
If your quality of sleep is not improving after a week, you need to go see a specialist.
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Sir thank you for your response. But do you think it seems like fatal insomnia?
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It sound to me that that your body has not adjusted to the time change from one country to another.  Flipper gave good suggestions.  If you are extremely sleep deprived a visit to the doctor is in order.  You probably just need a re-boot to your sleep pattern.  
1780921 tn?1499301793
I personally do not believe so just based on what you posted earlier. But you still need to see a doctor about your insomnia. Living off 2 to 3 hours of sleep a night is not good for the human body, it could lead into other health issues.
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