In November I was having trouble staying asleep because of some stomach problems or gastro problems, whatever. My Dr. prescribed a low dose of mirtazipine, 7.5 mg. It knocked me out. Lately for the last month or so, I can't sleep. My sleep schedule is awful. I'll go to bed at midnight, wake up at 1-2 am, lie awake until maybe 5 AM, fall asleep until 7 Am and my alarm wakes me up. Tried melatonin Tried sleep relaxation music tried over the counter sleep meds When I go to bed, i am EXHAUSTED and still I don't just "turn off", I keep going. There's no noticeable increase in stress, or anxiety, or worry in my life. I went and saw my doctor desperate for help. He is convinced that there's something I'm withholding from him (I'm not ) about stress or depression or something...there's not. The only thing I'm stressed about is being unable to ****ing sleep! Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday night I don't sleep. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday nights I tend to sleep. Weds night I am on campus for 13 hours so I come home tired and happy to finish the school week. Thursday my girlfriend comes over and when she stays over I sleep like a baby usually. Friday I still feel good from the sex and companionship of Thursday. Then Saturday I toss and turn again. School is NOT stressing me out any more than usual this semester. Life is not stressing me out. My lack of the ability to SLEEP is stressing me out. Dr. won't prescribe sleep meds due to addiction (which I appreciate) but maintains it's stress and when I address it, it'll go away. I don't know what to do. I actually fear going to bed at night. I wake up feeling like I can't breathe some nights, others I sleep like a baby. Your thoughts?