Same problem buddy. I figure scotch is the best home remedy but I don't drink, so I pace over and over and over until I tire enough.
I also try lying in pitch black still with my eyes closed completely still and really start to identify with the sounds I hear. Most I would never notice otherwise. I don't meditate but suspect this would be a form of such. It's like counting sheep but really fascinating.
A cup of hot, sweet milk. A boring book. Soothing music. If you've got some essential oil of lavender at hand , sprinkle some on your pillow. I've actually written a Hub about insomnia and what to do about it, if you'd care to take a look. You might just need to calm your mind.
Thats what I think is causing my massive insomnia, a lot of unfortunate things have happened the past year due to the bad economy which greatly effected me. Aside from that I'm currently working overnight, and now sleeping in the day... which is hard enough in a noisy home lol.
I used to have problems sleeping when I worked nights, it doesn't suit everyone. Used to make me crazy after a few nights. I used to be told off for laughing hysterically at obituries (not sensitive as I was working in a hospital at the time,) but at least I didn't cry at shift handovers. Eventually, I found going for a swim before I went to bed worked. Its relaxing and the rythm empties your mind and winds you down. Other than that the sex thing seems to have a lot of fans. Sweet dreams Origin. x
I know what you mean, I think I'm one of those that it doesn't suit quite well. But I think I'll have to muscle through it until something else comes along, which is hopefully soon! I would love to swim before bed, but I don't have a pool. Perhaps after I strike it rich or something I can get one! Yea, when I did have a gf the intimate relations before bed usually helped quite well, I usually zonked out like 10 minutes after. I'll probably just have a nap later, because if I sleep now it would almost reverse my schedule and I work tomorrow night... thankfully I don't work tonight.. that would suck!
Teehee. I used to swim at the local public pool along with all the other insomniacs, its a wonder we didn't crash into each other in the car park. I could afford one of those inflatable pools now but the chickens would probably get in with me. It's 2.15 am here in Brittany so I have to go and get some shut eye cos the animals have their own internal alarm clock and will be yelling their heads off if I don't get up at the crack of sparrows. Watch a funny film, always made me feel better, even if I didn't get to sleep. x