My normal pattern is to go to bed, sleep 3-4 hours, wake up and toss for anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours. Fall back to sleep for a little while and wake up again either when it's time to get up or just before.
The problems that I'm having now are twofold. Firstly, I'm sapped of energy really quickly through the day, which means that I'm in no mood to socialise much on weekends and secondly, one of my goals at the moment is to build up a lot more at the gym and I think this is being hampered only by my minimal amounts of sleep. Beyond this obviously it's not healthy to maintain this sort of sleep deficit long term.
I've tried melatonin and stronger drugs before and they're great for putting me to sleep in the first place, but more often than not I'll wake up again after a few hours. I've been trying out 5-HTP for the last month or so but that doesn't seem to imrpove anything. I'm fairly confident that it's some sort of generalised anxiety that's waking me up and keeping me awake; this hasn't been professionally diagnosed and I've never taken anything for it.
Does anybody else suffer similar problems and if so, is there relief? Does psychotherapy work? I'd prefer not to form a dependancy on drugs like Alprazolam.