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What do you do when you can't sleep?

  1. iviskei profile image74
    iviskeiposted 6 years ago

    What do you do when you can't sleep?

  2. GinaCPocan profile image58
    GinaCPocanposted 6 years ago

    I find a quiet spot, clear my head, focus on one thing, usually something important to me, and meditate on it. Sometimes it takes a while to calm the mind, especially when  you have a lot of stressers. If smells help you relax, find a candle or incense that has a smell you enjoy. If your audio, play some mood music to relax your mind. Breath deeply, and exhale slowly. Do this until your mind begins to relax.

  3. spsingh profile image58
    spsinghposted 6 years ago

    I watch movies specially hollywood :-) or sometime go for walk outside

  4. shamani67 profile image61
    shamani67posted 6 years ago

    I have tried to stay there in bed and toss and turn trying to get to sleep. It makes it worse, the harder you try the more you toss and turn.
    I find it is when you are trying to work out something that has happened during the day, you are looking for an answer.
    I get out of bed now, get a piece of paper and a pen and write out what I am thinking about. Give some short answers to the problem.
    I find if you actually sit and write out what is bothering you, you will then be able to go back to bed and sleep.
    It is almost healing. I have done this many times and it does work, believe it or not.
    You have nothing to lose.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    Lately I've gotten hooked on a word game called "Book Worm" that is available on my TV from my cable provider ... when I can't sleep I play that till my eyes get droopy.

  6. hassan ismaeil22 profile image37
    hassan ismaeil22posted 6 years ago

    watching movie,playing games and will try to sleep

  7. travelsee profile image60
    travelseeposted 6 years ago

    count sheep - corny I know but it works for me!

  8. cjcarter profile image75
    cjcarterposted 6 years ago

    I'll read for a little bit so that my mind can relax. Then if I really HAVE to get to sleep, I have a relaxation technique that works most of the time. I'll get as comfortable as I can, close my eyes, take 3 deep breaths, think of one positive thought, and relax my body by muscle groups, starting with my feet - legs- torso- arms- and head. I name each part of my body working up to my head, and I usually go to sleep somewhere around my arms smile Hope this helps.

  9. mardarica1024 profile image57
    mardarica1024posted 6 years ago

    i watch a lot of tv episodes smile i would recommend you to watch Fringe .

  10. profile image0
    nikashi_designsposted 6 years ago

    Start surfing the net on my Blackberry, type up Hubs I want to write, update my blogs. I usually pass out after about six minutes of this on that tiny keyboard.

  11. baygirl33 profile image60
    baygirl33posted 6 years ago

    Well I try praying. If that doesn't work I read something interesting.If that doesn't work I plan what I'm wearing if I'm going somewhere.
    If that doesn't work I redecorate my house or my patio.
    If that doesn't work I get up and take a pill.

  12. Nspeel profile image76
    Nspeelposted 6 years ago

    I write a huge article on it, but last night I tried counting as high as I could, this failed because It was not hard enough I found myself thinking and counting. So I tried counting backwards from 1,000... Lets say I made it to 900 before I ended up at 960... then I was out hahaha

  13. Jared Zane Kessie profile image93
    Jared Zane Kessieposted 6 years ago

    I read a book. And when I mean a book, I read the whole book. Some of the books I have read in one night are all the Harry Potter books (read them each on a different night), and Stephen King's the Green Mile.