Sleeping at 5 in the afternoon would be quite something, if my working hours would be that liberal^^ Well it's 4 at night now and I chatted a lot with some old friends (where they are, it's just evening), so I will see how it goes this time.
Wow thanks for everyone who wrote here so far. I can't reply to every single post but I took them all in consideration.
I guess I'm doing much better now. I try to spend my time more productive and useful. I went to some chatrooms and forums on the subject and was surprised to learn how many people suffer from the same issue. That gave us a lot to talk and well, I guess you all know how it is: it always helps to have people to talk to who were in similar situations.
Anyway, thanks again you all, I really appreciate it.
Far as the people issue goes, don't be afraid to go out to areas like a local park or a bar and be slightly outgoing.
I kind of faced this issue several times and I've asked myself what the right thing to do is, the best way to go about it is be nice to everyone and if you find someone you think you can chill with then you've gotten to know someone. Just be humble around people and be smart about what you do around them, but don't be afraid to take some risks.
Half a dose of benedryl or half a dose of Tylenol PM (or the UK equivelent) isn't habit forming, and really takes of the edge enough to sleep, and shouldn't be a problem in the morning, as long as you weigh 150 lbs or more. Take about half an hour before your desired bedtime.
Prefer to avoid dope? Elevate your body temperature a couple of degrees four hours before bedtime either with a hot bath or thirty minutes of endurance exercise. Avoid caffine like the plague, and pray you aren't addicted. If you don't fall asleep within 20 minutes, get back up, do something unstrenuous and tedious for a little while, and try again.
If none of this works, you can try an all nighter, then reset the next night.