My mom suggested Melatonin too and said she'd pick me up some later today. I still haven't slept yet but I have that heavy eyelid feeling that I really hope would just weigh them down.
I do have a bedtime routine, it keeps me pretty low key for 2 hours before bed and 90% of the time it works. Anything using energy just gives me more energy, we tried it when I was younger. I don't remember but my mom says I ran around the house for a couple hours before I showed signs of slowing. I called my poor mom at 8:30 and woke her up. We traced back to when I had sleeping issues before and it all stemmed from anxiety or nervousness or excitement of some kind. Since my first real class with my trainer would be today we think although I'm not feeling any of the above my subconscious is and therefor I can't sleep. Lucky for me she has a very flexible schedule and said it's fine and she's had the same issues before. I hate missing it though!
My mom said in elementary I was just fine but in middle school I wouldn't sleep for a couple nights before the first day of school and during mid season around major tests I would wake up around 1 and stay up complaining. In highschool, the first year my grandpa died and I dropped that year because of extreme emotional stress, lack of sleep, and a number of other body issues beyond my control that ended up with me in the hospital (all related to his death), 10th-12 I was fine and then recently last year at the beginning of a new job I couldn't sleep again, I was excited and I knew that.
My instructor has given me a lesson plan of what we would have gone over today and an online test to take to move me onto the next session. It's all in my course book and her reviewing with me is to get it all into my head and answer questions.
I'm still tired as hell. Hopefully talking about it here helped get some of it out of my subconscious and maybe I'll be able to sleep. Grrrrr....
I think I'll add melatonin to my bedtime routine and see if that helps and sorry for the novel