The above advice is very sound. It does sound like you have a lot of trouble letting go of the day and slowing down those thoughts. It seems that you go to be stressed and wake up stressed as well. Stress will make it very difficult to attain a deep sleep which often translates to insomnia (early, middle or late - or a combination) and being a very light sleeper as well. Learning strategies to help to let go of the day is very helpful. These can include problem solving strategies, mindfulness strategies and relaxation strategies. Other things that are extremely helpful include a good bedtime routine, removing everything from your bedroom that is unrelated to sleep or sex, ie the tv, clock radio (don't clock watch!), computer, mobile phone etc, and making your room as comfortable as possible: minimising any light and noise, having comfortable bedding, having a window open and the room at a cool temperature.
These strategies help to make the bedroom a calm, relaxing, soothing place to be rather than a stressful or active place to be. ie if you do work in the bed your brain associates the bed with work stress - making it harder to sleep. If you sleep with the phone by the bed expecting a call, you won't go into a deep sleep and you'll easily wake at the slightest noise - just in case there's a disaster!
Some good resources are here at this archived webpage. Just go down about halfway to the insomnia section http://esvc000037.wic043u.server-web.com/resources.htm
If you continue to have no relief it is probably best to go and see a psychologist to help you with good sleep hygiene practices.
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