However, I cannot seem to get more than 6 hours of sleep. I go to sleep quickly, and often sleep for 6 hours straight. If I wake to urinate in the first 4 hours, I usually fall back asleep quickly and stay asleep until 6 hours after I went to bed. At that point, all attempts to get more sleep ultimately fail - very frustrating, I must say!
1st question: Is 6 hours of sleep enough for some people?
2nd question: After reading about Sleep Restriction Therapy (SRT), it sounds like it might help me tame the sleep maintenance insomnia. If you tried this, could you tell me how it worked for you?
(SRT is where you limit your time in bed into a window equal to the amount of sleep you have been getting - in my case, 6 hours. Then, after a few weeks, you can ratchet up the sleep time slowly by 15 minute chunks, until you get the "right amount" of sleep).
PS - this forum is awesome! I've learned so much here.