Im having a sleep problem.. Ive asked doctors. Thry are baffled. Im a semi-healthy 27 yr old (excluding my current alcohol absuse) But I cant sleep.. unless I drink. And that was cool for a while, but now its a problem. Im not a traditional alcoholic... i have stopped several times. For a year even... and I cannot sleep. Ive tried pills, otc, and prescription. Nothing helps! I wake up every 30 to 4o mins drenched in sweat. nightmares, the whole works. I was born with asthma, but havent had a problem since i was 12. but after my late teens, if i stop drinking, i cant sleep. It only takes a bit, and im ok... but if i have none, its nightmares and soaked bed sheets. The best ive found is stick a pillow between my legs to absorb the sweat.... but the rest of me is still drenched. I really dont wanna drink anymore, but i have no insuranse, and no job thanks to the drinking. Ive asked for help, but like i said, doctors really dont know... Am I supposed to kill myself with drinking, just to sleep... or die of sleep deprevation? jeeze! (may be the wrong forum... i just needed someone to talk, and i visit this forum more) But i had a siezure from alcohol 6 months ago... and was in the hospital for 6 days. Just wondering if this has ever happened to anyone else?