One thing I can assure you of is that sleeping meds absolutely do not work (for a great many of us, not just me). Oh, sure....for the first night, maybe even the second and then you're wide-awake from 2:00 a.m. on. Just a waste of time and money. I do wish I could give you better news on that front.
My sleeping patterns have changed once again, although one thing is certain: I can go 2,3 or 4 nights without sleep (or much of it), and then pass out for about 2 nights. I've never been able to find an answer....actually thought I may have been bipolar or the like, but nope.....that's not the reason.
That seems to be one of our problems....a big one at that. Sleeping patterns being disrupted (now maybe they are for the population on the whole as I'm only going by my husband and daughters. My husband can just close his eyes and fall asleep immediately. Sleeps almost all night long and is generally up at 6:30 a.m. feeling rested after being dazed for a short time. Not so for me, although I do everything possible to keep to a sleep schedule. But if you can't sleep, you can't sleep. I'm sure some people will have ideas for you to try. I wish you well. Yours, Lenora