Okay, so I'm a hypochondriac. But I'm aware of my problem and that's the first step to recovery. Right? I use Google and Wikipedia to self diagnose. My husband hates it when I do that. I can't blame him. It would get on my nerves too if I were him. But I just can't stop myself! You wanna know what my latest self diagnosis is? Probably not, but I'm gonna tell you anyway.
I have always been a night owl and had trouble getting to sleep. Even when I went to bed early, I couldn't fall asleep. I've had bouts of insomnia here and there for the past 10 or 12 years. My mind races at night and I can't slow it down. For the past few years, I thought the mind racing and not being able to fall asleep were because of anxiety from my job. So, I had been taking a prescription to help with anxiety which also made me sleepy. (But even when I took it, I was usually still groggy in the morning). Since I quit my job (more on that later), and I'm not taking it anymore, I'm having problems sleeping again. I just can't fall asleep until about 4 or 5 in the morning, and then sleep until 11am. This has been going on for a couple of weeks. So today I started looking on wikipedia (uh oh!) about sleep cycles. And this is what I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_syndrome
So now I'm thinking that maybe I'm not crazy and depressed after all, I just have an abnormal circadian rhythm. This article sounds just like me. Seriously.
With my newfound information - I'm off to do more Internet research.....oh, I guess I should get that housework done.....I guess my Googling will just have to wait till tonight when I can't sleep...