I'm a 20 something male with no history of insomnia, or chronic medical conditions. I never had trouble falling or staying asleep.
I've been having trouble falling and staying asleep ever since an impact trauma 2-moths ago.
I dropped on my feet from a height of ~7 feet. I landed on my feet with my legs unintentionally straight and hit the ground with a strong jolt throughout the body.
I didn't fall down, remained conscious the whole time, no part of my body struck anything. I didn't have any bruises, abrasions or signs of contact on my clothing.
Immediately after the drop, my left hand fingers felt somewhat tingly. I fell asleep normally that night but I woke up really early and mild tingling sensations were there in my left half of body, mostly in the arm/hand. I didn't think much of it then.
Insomnia got worse then plateau'd at not being able to fall asleep or remain asleep.
Two months later, I continue to have insomnia and mild paresthesia and annoying sensations corresponding to pulse. The degree of latter two symptoms are position dependent and are worse when lying down or sitting leaning back.
I've tried Ambien and Lorazepam. Both allow me to get to sleep, but I wake up after 4-5 hours and I feel tired all day. I wake up and pull through the day and when I try to get to bed around 12:00 to 1:00 AM, I again wake up around 5-6AM.
Before the trauma, I could sleep 8-10 hours continuously unassisted and always needed an alarm clock to get up on time.
I've had a few tests done, but they were only of brain + cervical spine. No imaging studies below my cervical spine.
-No significant pain as a result of this incident.
-I DON'T experience nightmares, emotional anxiety or thoughts that are bothersome.
-Radiologists found no abnormalities in head & cervical MRI & CT.
-The milliseconds were normal for upper and lower body SSEP(Somatosensory Evoked Potential ) test Both sides of my body produced nearly symmetrical result.
-There was no lifestyle/diet/living environment change to trigger the insomnia
So.... what am I missing?