A few years back I had a spell of insomnia that was pretty bad. It seems I am back in that pattern again. Not as bad, but I am having trouble sleeping through the night. I fall asleep fine. I may even fall asleep early. Then, for no apparent reason I wake up. And I cannot get back to sleep for several hours. Maybe the rest of the night. I am not awaken by a noise or anything and I do not wake groggy, but wide awake and alert. So then I lay there and try to reason with myself that I need to go back to sleep because of all the things I have to do the next day and why I need to be well rested in order to do all those things. If and when I finally do fall back to sleep I feel like it is just before the alarm clock goes off. Then I can barely keep my eyes open by 2 in the afternoon. I don't even think of having anything with caffeine in it after noon! So I toss and turn until I can finally fall asleep and maybe catch a cap nap in the afternoon to recharge. Hopefully this won't last too long!!!