When you lay down on bed.... and you can't sleep ? What do you usually do?

@hotsummer (10523)
Philippines
December 9, 2009 6:03am CST
There were nights when i wanted to sleep but i just can't and was pretty lazy to get up to do anything else I just end up laying down on bed and just think of so many different sort of things. Like my disappointments, what could have been, and different things. There will be lot of things that would cross my mind. I just end up feeling sad most of the time because of my failures in life. And i would do some praying and make a wish that God somehow would bring some light in my situation. What do you do when you just can't sleep.
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@dpk262006 (56761)
• Delhi, India
10 Dec 09
Hi dear! It really feels odd and uncomfortable when I lie on the bed and the sleep eludes me. It happens sometimes to me. If possible, I grab a book/magazine and read it. I've observed that continuous reading late at night help me go to sleep. Other option is to plug my ear phones and listen to some soft music till I feel sleepy. I refrain from watching TV, if I'm unable to sleep, as it does not help me much. No doubt that different thoughts keep crossing,when we are unable to sleep, in that case I start counting the numbers from 1 to 1000 and it helps me attain my sleep.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
10 Dec 09
I try to relieve my stress or thinking. I try not to think much about stuff. If then I can't go to sleep, then I will go out of bed and read a book or watch some tv shows. Then I usually nod off after a while so then I can sleep in bed or place where I am sitting. lol.
@allknowing (85963)
• India
10 Dec 09
I am a Reiki Channel and I use that energy that puts me to sleep if I feel I cannot sleep naturally. It takes a few minutes but sleep is ensured.
@daliaj (5683)
• India
10 Dec 09
It is a difficult situation. I faced it last night. I am a person who sleeps continously most of the days. I went to bed late last night becasue I came late from work. I slept as soon as I went to bed, but got awake after five hours. I couldn't sleep after that. I usually watch TV for some time, if I don't get sleep. Rarely, I read. Sometimes, I just lay in the bed thinking about a lot of things.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
10 Dec 09
i dont have any problems with my sleep coz i workout daily and i am too tired by the night so i dont have do any feats to sleep.but when i am really disturbed its like hell so i just hang around with my friends or watch a movie in my pc or participate in the discussions until i feel like sleeping and some times if the same happens we play volley ball in the midnight we have an small ground in our colony so all our friedns hang out there.gud day.
@nemrac12 (388)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
i usually read pocketbooks. sometimes doing crochet.. or mingling with my 2 kids.
@ced_cap (207)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
hi hotsummer, it happens to me most of the time. what i do is watch tv again (i set the sleep timer to 60 minutes to turn it off automatically)and then without knowing it i'm already asleep.
@ebuscat (5947)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
You don't think about your debt. and many problems just relax and feel your self sleeping remember the last organ on your body to sleep is your ear so stop about thinking everything.
@ellovire (409)
10 Dec 09
hi!! when times i cannot sleep, i grab a book and read. no matter how interesting the book i am currently reading, it makes me want to close my eyes and go to sleep. reading a book on the bed makes me fall asleep easily. but if im not on the bed, say i am reading in the dining room or in the couch, i do not get sleepy.
@samrie29 (112)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
I actually do the same thing. I think of my disappointments and the things I should have done, or should have accomplished. I tend to reflect on it and make a mental list on my head on what I should improve on. I pray on it and hoping things would be better the minute I get up from bed. Sometimes I also think of the things I plan to do for my daughter, hoping that I can give her a better future.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I usually just continue to watch television or listen to some music. I suffer from insomnia fairly frequently so I have this problem a lot. Sometimes I take my sleeping pills when I think I might have the problem. My doctor prescribed me ambien and it usually works pretty well. Other than that, I just lay and toss and turn.
@ghieph (3)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
A lot of us experiences difficulty in getting a good sleep at night and we tend to think different things which could lead us to depression and anxieties. It's because of this that we develop some strange mental illnesses. I guess, in order to avoid this is indulge into some activities for a while until we could go to sleep like reading, playing some games or simply watching tv.
• United States
10 Dec 09
Usually I just sit there in my bed staring at my wall or ceiling until I fall asleep. I try to think about random things to take my mind off sleeping until I actually can. Of course, I'm also at the point where I enjoy having a little noise going in my room to help me fall asleep. When there's not any, it makes me feel a bit weird. I guess just because I'm so used to it. That helps too.
@werdan88 (273)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
WHat i do is listen to some good music and hopefully I would be able to sleep by then. :)
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
10 Dec 09
I have done the things you have such as think about the mistakes I have made in my life and how I want to fix them. I worry about things that haven't even happened yet. However, I tend to feel they will one day. If I get sick of thinking about all this stuff I will watch TV, read or pray to God that I can fall asleep and someday be happy once day.
• United States
10 Dec 09
Usually when I cannot sleep I like to read. I always keep a book by my bed for the times that I cannot sleep. I also have a t.v. in my room so sometimes I just lay there and channel surf. I find that thinking just keeps me awake so much longer. I also like to pray when I can't sleep.
• Finland
9 Dec 09
yes sometimes l usually not get sleep at night. Well this may be due to early to bed for me. Whenever l sleep early l do wakeup by 11.00PM and not find sleep till 5.00Am and l will start thinking all sorts of things in the past and how l will improve on my life.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Hi, hotsummer. I am the same way too. I think about what I have to do for the rest of the week. I think about how much money I want to make online and at home. I think about making sure that I help my son study as much as possible in school. I also think about any bad things that has happened to me that same day or previous day. I think about what chores that I have to complete in my home. I think about how I want to make sure that my rent is paid on time and not late. If I can't sleep, I will just read or get me something cool to drink out of the fridge. I will lay back down once that is done.
@offlimits (599)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I am basically the type of person who can sleep immediately when I lay down in bed. There are times that I can't sleep, which only means that I have things going on my mind or things bothering me. When that happens, I usually let myself think and think, and I also pray to God for guidance. I know that God would always be there for me, so I take my time to think about things even if I really want to sleep. I just listen to some soothing music to make myself relaxed and have some tentative solutions to my worries. I admit that I also feel sad during those moments but I always try to keep a positive disposition. Take care! :)
@blablablu (222)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 09
Well, certainly it is not happened in me. LoL. I am an easy sleeper. Whenever I lay down my body on bed, I can sleep well just in maybe about 3-5 minutes. I even can sleep easily on chair :) But there are also some cases that I can't sleep even I have lay down on bed and feel very tired. Mostly because I have something to think about, usually about coding and programming from work. When this happen, I can't help myself but to experiment it in front of the computer which means minimum 1 more hour in front of computer. If not, then I usually just switch the TV on and watch some movies (if any, or watch DVD). Reading book actually a good sleeping pill for me as I always feel sleepy whenever I am studying (back in school time) LoL :)