What To Do When You Can't Sleep

I'm an insomniac, so I have lots of time late at night to ponder what I should be doing with that time.

If you can't sleep either, I hope this list helps you:

1 Drink tea, listen to music or have a hot bath. Anything relaxing that makes you sleepy.

2 Stay up and use your time wisely. Plug away at homework/work/a hobby. Read a book that's sat on your shelf unread for months. Clean the house. Anything productive. At least your sleepless night won't feel wasted.

3 Pray. I've become more spiritual in the past few years, and find that lighting candles and engaging in a ritual (I'm Pagan) or simply thanking the Goddess makes me feel more at ease. Gratitude has incredible healing powers, whether you're religious or not.

4 Research sleep meds. Zopiclone, melatonin, something else? Have a list ready for next time you go to the doctor and ask if a medication is right for you.

5 Lay down. Let your body rest, even if the rest of you doesn't want to.

What do you do when you can't sleep?

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