Sorry for the long post but i'd really appreciate some help or advice. I have quite severe m.e and am mostly housebound. I have been like this a long time and have leaned to deal with it but lately i've been having this new problem which i am unable to cope with. I need about 10 hours sleep to function properly. Before, i was waking up multiple times during the night but was able to get back to sleep, but just in the last 2 weeks i keep waking up at about 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning and my body just won't let me get back to sleep. It's hard to explain this but my brain still feels very tired and i really want to go back to sleep but my body just feels weird, like the opposite of relaxed, just really worked up. Another strange symptom that happens at the same time is that my mouth goes incredibly dry. Even if i drink lots it makes no difference, 10 minutes later my mouth is sticking together again. I've been unable to sleep during the day also but that is due to a different problem, a post nasal drip that is also driving me crazy. The worst part is that the tiredness which gets worse each day and is making my emotions go crazy and i've started getting severe anxiety in the mornings. My stomach is full of anxiety and i've totally lost my appetite. For some reason i never get anxiety or emotional problems in the evening and i have no problem getting to sleep at night. My body is also really cold during the day but really warm in the evening which is strange. I seen a doctor during the week and he gave me some sleeping pills to help me until i see my own doctor this week. The sleeping pills worked great, i still woke up multiple times during the night but was able to get back to sleep. But i only had 5 of those and now have to wait till Friday to see my doctor. The anxiety is the thing that i can't cope with and need any help or advice you can give me. But when i'm able to get proper sleep i don't get anxiety so fixing the sleep would help too.