Thanks for your responses, I really appreciate the different ideas. It can be really frustrating which is counter productive as you say RicardoD as once you start thinking it 'can't' happen it just doesn't. Randomly I had an excellent sleep last night, staying at my sister's place. Nice to get a catch up every now and again.
I have recently seen my Psych and GP with a greater focus on the insomnia so have a plan in place to try for a little while. My psych has created a step by step pre-bed to bed schedule for me to try. Going to have a go tonight and see how I go. Includes some CBT which I'm slowly getting better at. I have been going on my phone less regardless and have setup a puzzle which I'm doing instead of screen time. Unfortunately it is likely the meds are contributing to the insomnia at least a bit, but this is a necessary evil. My GP is an amazing person and has made sure there aren't other contributing factors. Has recommended me some meditations to try (I'm pretty bad at them). I'm always happy to try anything though.
Been difficult recently as sometimes there are so many thoughts it is hard to isolate them one at a time. Long story short I wasn't renewed for this year in my job (they discriminated against me due to my mental health). I'm starting a new job at the end of January which I'm excited for, but I've got all the feelings/thoughts of what has happened and the anxiety of what will happen. Makes the brain a rather jumbled place by bedtime. We are working through it and I think it is getting better, just time I guess.
That's a really good handout Tim. My GP has given me something similar as we try to build that routine and association. May have to check out the book too. I find psychology interesting despite the difficulties it has given me haha.
Appreciate you all taking the time to share your ideas. I really enjoy coming on here and hopefully in time I can help out some other people too... and get some sleep.