What do you do when you can't sleep?

United States
May 29, 2007 6:41am CST
Take pills? Read? Count sheep? I'm running out of ideas quickly!!! Please help.
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9 responses
• Canada
25 Jun 07
I play on the computer!
• United States
25 Jun 07
I've dealt with insomnia most of my life, and I've tried just about everything except meds. What I found to work best for me, is to listen to a radio show, podcast, or music. This is best done with some sort of ear phones in order to block out all other noises. Then, just concentrate really hard on what is being said. What often keeps us awake at night is our thoughts and worries. This technique works by blocking out all those thoughts that keep you awake. It is a meditation in a way, you focus on what you are hearing, and as thoughts come into your head, you quickly release them and turn back to your focus.
• Philippines
30 May 07
Well i haven't got enough sleep lately I usually read a book or maybe surf the net till my eyes get tired. And well, most of the time, I text with my friends. Like a reunion INSOMIACS!!
@queen666 (54)
• China
30 May 07
take pills,on the condition that, you are quiet sure you cannot get into sleep yourself
• Canada
29 May 07
I read or watch movies... I have to do something right?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
29 May 07
well i have major sleep issues, so much so that i sleep apart from my hubby (that is one thing that helps!)...i have taken a natural herb that helps - its called melatonin...(go visit your local health food store, more pricey, but worth it!) another thing i do if i cannot sleep is read, but make sure its not an interesting book!! good luck :-)
@jolope (988)
• Philippines
29 May 07
i watch a movie or just the tv before going to be..so your eyes will feel like its super tired..and you'll fall asleep right away..^_^
@creb11 (416)
• China
29 May 07
I will count number which is more common in my room. But I can seelp on another day as there is too much free time for me.lol
@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
29 May 07
When I can`t sleep - which is not very often - I get up, go to the fridge and cut myself a nice size chunk of hard cheese, put butter on it and eat it. Then I go back to bed and think of something pleasant, the blood from my brain goes to my stomach digesting and I can sleep like a baby. It works great for me every time.