What do you do if you can't sleep at night?

Philippines
September 18, 2007 5:11am CST
What do you do if you can't sleep at night?
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23 responses
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
18 Sep 07
if i cant sleep at night, i do my cross stitching ans at the same time watch tv... there are good movies late at night... and sometimes having some midnight snack while watching tv
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
I also get to watch tv if I can't sleep..Thanks for sharing.
@jHoEn16 (2043)
• Australia
21 Sep 07
youre always welcome!
@SHAMRACK (8384)
• India
6 Nov 07
Hi, Most often I too had this. For me I this occurs when I bit tensed or stressed. At that time I would just like clam my mind just listening to light musics, browsing, watching T.V. or some time I just walk. This basic objective at that time I want is just to clam my mind. Try to meditate even though sometime I am unable to do. Still I would try that. Some time have some light soft drinks. Any how if I am tried enough I would like to just lye. A good sleep I hope will give a good mind.
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
Hi Shamrack. I do too like to listen to light music when going to sleep. Meditating also helps calm my mind. Thanks for the response.
@shy_gal (235)
• Malaysia
15 Oct 07
I seldom have this kind of problem because i am tired of my work everyday. Maybe sometime i got sleep in afternoon which cause me can't sleep at night. So , i will read novel or sms to my friend. Sometime i will call to my bf to chit chat for a while. But i think i more prefer reading novel if i can't sleep which will make me feel sleepy more faster.
• Philippines
16 Oct 07
Hello shy_gal. I do have the same problem as you whenever I sleep in the afternoon, I couldn't sleep at night. So, what I do is I make sure that I alarm my cellphone so, I wouldn't sleep more than 30 minutes. I also like reading sms from my friends and call my friends who I know are still awake that late.
@ericha (208)
• Indonesia
4 Oct 07
When i cant sleep, i watch tv and or bugging my cat to stay awake to company me. tickle here and tickle there, and when he awakes,i pretend that it wasn't me. Cause sometimes he does that when im very tired and still want to sleep.lol
• Philippines
5 Oct 07
Thats so cute. I sometimes bug my cat to keep me company too but, I find him so noisy whenever I keep him locked up in my room. He's not used to being locked up.
• United States
30 Sep 07
I just lay in bed with my eyes closed. Even if you aren't sleeping, at least you are resting your body.
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
Good point. That's what I do even if I dont feel sleepy. Thanks for your response.
@lucy67 (819)
• China
18 Sep 07
i count numbers hoping to go to sleep again but i always fail to go to sleep especially when something is worrying me.
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
I haven't tried counting numbers when I go to sleep. Maybe Ill give it a try hopefully it will help me fall asleep.
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
18 Sep 07
first, i must know why i can't sleep at night. if i am sleep too much on the day, then i will do something, then go to bed later. i often do some exercises, then i will be tired in few minutes, then i want to have a rest, and i'm easy to sleep after taking a bath. if i am worried about something or i have a bad mood, then i must power on my computer and post some discussions or watch some entertainment TV programmes, then i feel better, and go to sleep when i am calm. besides, you can listen to some soft songs.
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
not a bad idea. thanks for your response wonderful.. :)
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
Usually I would just shut my eyes and wait until I drift of to sleep. It's hard though because I would always find myself thinking of things like a new design or something that would keep me from sleeping. It's like my eyes are sleepy but my brain isn't. It's horrible. I've also read in more than one article that exercising before sleeping would keep one from sleeping well, but I find it quite the opposite. Whenever I do back exercises (I have scoliosis), I find that I drift off to sleep faster, because I feel sort of tired, but it's not a bad kind of tired feeling, more just very relaxed. I also have trouble getting back to sleep after having awakened in the middle of the night. I get really irritated when this happens and this usually robs me of even more sleep. However, if I have enough presence of mind to do back exercises instead I fall back to sleep faster.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
If I HAVE to sleep but I can't then I just keep on trying - then I'll get frustrated then I'll find it even harder to sleep and I'll end up terrible in the morning :D But if I have all the time in the world and have no particular concerns the following morning, then I'd just get up and surf the net or eat something :D That should relax me enough to help me sleep. Thanks for the comment on my discussion! Happy New Year!
• China
10 Oct 08
I would surf,chess ,do some washing or chat on mylot if I can't sleep at night.But I wish all the friends can have a good sleep everyday!
@vimaal (3365)
• India
20 Jul 08
hi friend, when i can't sleep at night means first i swith off my bed room night lamp.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Apr 08
so far I have not experience this problem but, if ever I will, I would rather be here in Mylot..respond to topic, read, learn and Im sure doing that will just make me sleepy in the long run! Another alternative, watch movie, or read books.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Mar 08
I get ticked off. LOL! Sometimes I will go back downstairs and curl up on the couch. For some reason I can sometimes fall asleep on the couch when I can't fall asleep in bed. I think it has something to do with being sort of confined to laying on one side of my body and not being able to toss and turn.
@karixie (121)
• Philippines
20 Oct 07
I read a book. I doodle. I do a lot of things.
@youless (91143)
• Guangzhou, China
16 Oct 07
Since my husband sleeps with me, I don't want to bother him even if I am unable to fall asleep. So most of the time I will close my eyes and try hard to fall asleep:)
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
16 Oct 07
I watch TV only to find out that it keeps me more awake..so I'll try reading,if it still doesn't work I'll play games on my cellphone, or write or daydream..eventually I'll get tired and dozed off.
• China
15 Oct 07
i usually can't sleep at night,at this time i will take a book read or lying in bed listen to music,i find listen some light music can help me get to sleep.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 07
If I can’t sleep at night I usually take a glass of hot milk, hope that it could make me to get to sleep easily. If I still can’t sleep I then switch on my computer to surf net or log on to mylot. I don’t watch tv as if I doing this I surely will wake up my hubby. You know the tv is in the bed room and the noise and the light could easily make him awake.
• China
1 Oct 07
currently i will read books or surf the internet...listening to music is a wonderful idea. sometimes i am eager to go out to canter,but it's deep night,i am afraid...so i never go to canter in the mid-night...when all are done,i will feel tired ,then i will go to sleep very soon.
• United States
30 Sep 07
If I can't sleep at night I either try to sleep with my eyes open or play video games. Many times when I play video games and lay down I tend to fall asleep. I don't know why though.