I am wondering how directly stress affects my ability to go back to sleep once I've woken (usually for the bathroom). It seems like it would be easy to tell. Sometimes I can trace a direct line to an upcoming event - upcoming travel with bus or plane reservations, job interview, family issue. Sometimes I can't, and I wonder if it's hormonal. Sometimes the waking up and being awake for an hour or two lasts for several days, and I can barely function.
I am a worrier, as you probably already know, and I (LOL) worry about being a worrier, and worry about not getting enough sleep, which keeps me awake. This is...somewhat...frustrating.
But I usually have little trouble getting to sleep in the first place, which is a blessing. And if I didn't have to get up to go to dayjob in the morning, I could just sleep a couple extra hours in the morning and be fine. This, also, is frustrating.
All that said, I feel okay today. I had insomnia, but I also had almost enough sleep.