What do you do when you can't sleep?
It's 1 am and I honestly can't sleep right now. My tummy was hungry so I had to go and take food from the ref. So what do you do when you can't sleep?
I'm an insomniac. If I really need to sleep I drink milk and maybe even ONE motrin PM. If not then I grab my laptop
By the way, I wrote a hub on tart cherry juice - it is really good for balancing your sleep cycles....just sayin'
If I can't sleep, I mostly grab a book and read until I finally get sleepy. I would get on the computer or play video games, but then it will be more harder for me to get to sleep. So I read instead and listen to soft music on my iPod.
Years ago I started making up mind games to switch off my over active mind.
So I tend to do games such as '50's' - this could be anything - think of fifty movies you've seen. Fifty actors, pop groups etc. For me, I usually don't get past thirty and I fall asleep. On bad nights I may go through a 50 favourite 'something' and go onto another, but I just keep going and you do fall asleep. But the trick is to keep it not too interesting. You don't want to stimulate your mind too much. You can also make the game as hard or as easy as you like.
I think this works - for me at any rate - maybe because you are switching your mind off to everything and focusing on one thing, so this tends to relax you more.
I spend lots of nights tossing and turning, but I have found that if I stick to my schedule, read a bit, I sleep much better.
If I find out I'll let you know. I generally sleep for 2-3 hours a night due to insomnia. The only thing that I've found that helps is throwing on some Netflix and reading something boring like company emails.
I turn on the TV and make myself keep my eyes closed and picture what is going on, who is talking and what they look like. It always makes me sleep. (just set the timer on the TV, so it doesn't wake you up later.)
by rlaha 8 years ago
What do you do when you can't sleep and you know you need to wake up early the next morning?
by MissJamieD 8 years ago
I usually watch tv or read.
by Vince 5 years ago
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by Thunder Vixen 10 years ago
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by Kyou Capps 8 years ago
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by Rachael C. 8 years ago
What do you do when you can't sleep?I usually listen to music, read or write, or just not sleep
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