Can't Sleep On School Nights-- College

I've been having a really hard time falling asleep lately while being stressed out about schoolwork or just thinking about other things. I've had times where I was up until 5 AM just in my bed and had to skip class, because I felt it was unsafe for me to drive to school on so little sleep. I feel guilty for skipping my classes, but I know how bad of a driver I am when I've had barely any sleep. It would be irresponsible for me to drive that way for other people on the road, too. It seems like my professors wouldn't understand, so I make up a lie on why I can't make it to class. It seems they'd laugh if I gave them such an excuse. It's not like I am sick or anything. Not getting enough sleep seems like a stupid excuse, especially since most college students supposedly don't. If I weren't a commuter, I probably would have attended the missed classes.

I've been trying so many different things. Zzzquil (worked at first), herbal sleeping tea (seems like the best, although it sometimes doesn't work), and doing all my school work as soon as possible, so I wouldn't have the opportunity of thinking about it when I was trying to sleep. The last two seem to help the most but definitely don't guarantee sleep.

I'm glad I'm on winter break right now, so that I can relax and get some sleep.
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Dec 15, 2012