I don't have sleeping problems. I've found a sure-fire way of putting myself to sleep. It's called conscious review of my day. I consciously think about everything I did that day and every person I had interaction with.
It is known that my subconscious records everything I smell, see, hear and touch, so I review my entire day from beginning to end, and look for things which I didn't realize or focus on during my awake time.
By the time I am done, I'm exhausted so that nothing would prevent me from sleeping.
I know this sounds terrible, but I just ask my wife about her day. I have no interest in what she does for work, and have a hard time staying awake as she recounts her day. It puts me to sleep, but also gets me in trouble, so maybe not the best strategy.
usually I write, because when I can't sleep that's when gazillion of thoughts are running in my head. but if it's just an impulse to stay awake, I just count in my head and I'll be asleep by the time I reach 100 or so.
So sleep function on the click does not work for you. Put the TV on with some history education, animal planet. etc playing games or computer before bed has the opposite effect of putting you to sleep.
Looking at a screen (be it TV, computer, or mobile device) before attempting to sleep can worsen insomnia. I usually lie as still as possible trying meditation techniques until 4 am. 4 is my cutoff. If I don't sleep by 4, I just get up.
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