When you can't sleep what do you do? Read? Watch tv? Write? Eat?

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  1. MissJamieD profile image56
    MissJamieDposted 12 years ago

    I usually watch tv or read.

    1. Shinkicker profile image54
      Shinkickerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I like to read too. Concentrates the mind and relaxes me.

  2. m0rd0r profile image60
    m0rd0rposted 12 years ago

    I play online games with my friends. It takes about an hour to get sleepy and I need to excuse my self.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    I just lie down in bed until I sleep

  4. Cardisa profile image89
    Cardisaposted 12 years ago

    Write! Write! or Surf the net or HP.

  5. sofs profile image77
    sofsposted 12 years ago

    LOL... Can't sleep is not there in my dictionary smile I dream, dream, and dream smile

  6. Johnjfernando profile image61
    Johnjfernandoposted 12 years ago

    Study, visit hubpages and try to occupy myself until 3am where I hit the gym at a 24hr facility near my house. Stay until 7am and come back to start the day. Life goes on! smile

  7. Rising Caren profile image78
    Rising Carenposted 12 years ago

    Attempt to read a novel in a language I'm learning (Japanese). The extra brain power needed to decode the words really tires me out after about 10 pages for kids' books, and 3 pages for other books.

  8. Night Magic profile image60
    Night Magicposted 12 years ago

    I get up and have a cigarette and when I go back to bed I fall right to sleep.

  9. health-resource profile image60
    health-resourceposted 12 years ago

    Get up and browse the internet until my eyes get droopy.

  10. Cagsil profile image69
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    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.

  11. Will1015 profile image61
    Will1015posted 12 years ago

    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.

  12. Ryan Queen profile image60
    Ryan Queenposted 12 years ago

    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.

  13. ftclick profile image56
    ftclickposted 12 years ago

    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.

  14. emievil profile image68
    emievilposted 12 years ago

    I usually read a chapter or two of any book I'm currently reading. Always works, I'm usually asleep within an hour.

  15. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 12 years ago

    4.5 nights out of 7, I just toss and turn until 2am or so. Then I give up, head for my study, and write for a couple of hours.

  16. msshandriaball profile image75
    msshandriaballposted 12 years ago

    I do all the above and usually don't get sleepy until the sun comes up.I have suffered all my life with insomnia.

  17. Sarah Bolluyt profile image61
    Sarah Bolluytposted 12 years ago

    I write, and drink more coffee.  I figure that if I'm not going to sleep, I might as well be productive.  smile

  18. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    i usually go online and read...

  19. Maddie Ruud profile image73
    Maddie Ruudposted 12 years ago

    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.

  20. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 12 years ago

    I work out.  I get on my tredmill or my spinner bike and exercise till I'm tired. Sometimes I clean my house.  Or if I'm really restless, I'll just take the dogs for a long walk.

  21. Lady_E profile image75
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    Sounds of nature help in soothing me to sleep sometimes.

    You can find them online...

    sounds of waves by the sea.
    sounds of birds.
    So many beautiful sounds to choose from.

    Buy a CD or download them on your mobile. smile

  22. Damayanthi profile image59
    Damayanthiposted 12 years ago

    I read, meditate, listen to soothing music.

  23. Jeppi profile image60
    Jeppiposted 12 years ago

    I usually start to daydream about something nice and before you know it, you're sleeping smile

  24. rlaha profile image60
    rlahaposted 12 years ago

    I start reading a boring textbook and within a few minutes I am so tired I can't even keep my eyes open any longer. smile

  25. tsmog profile image84
    tsmogposted 12 years ago

    Honestly I tend to cry,
    Then grab something
    Huddle up in blanket crocheted by my Mom
    and wait

  26. livewithrichard profile image72
    livewithrichardposted 12 years ago

    Jack and Diet Coke usually do the trick if I'm having sleeping problems, unless my girlfriend has other ideas smile

  27. Greek One profile image62
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    i make love.....

    sometimes with another person involved too

    1. Justjed profile image60
      Justjedposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It has been a long time I experienced that. I am always dog tired before getting into bed and I am off even before my head hits the pillow. I spend time on my system till I am exhausted

  28. lieur profile image39
    lieurposted 12 years ago

    every night i can't sleep and usually i always watch tv to fill the time until morning.


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