Wednesday, November 09, 2005

I can't sleep.

For the past two weeks or so, I've spent several hours laying awake in bed, unable to sleep. I need help. Warmfuzzy had an entertaining and useful suggestion. Anyone else? What do you do when you can't get to sleep?


Squishy Burrito said...

No relation to your post after this one, but get a kid. After you haven't slept in on your own for over a year you'll be singing the sweet dreams lullaby as your head hits the pillow.

I may be willing to service mine out for a while. The only thing is one night doesn't cut it. Anyone can handle minimal sleep for one night. You'd need to take her for at least 2 weeks. On that note, you can't have her.

Fishfrog said...

Sleeping pills. 100% effective, no side effects. Unisom is what I started using. I found Nytol to be a little gentler.

warm fuzzy said...

Two suggestions:
1. Sleepytime tea
2. Get up early, even if you are really tired. Don't nap, and then try to get to sleep that night. While this won't help you if you have true insomnia, it may help if you are simply off schedule. It may take a couple of days for you to right yourself.
3. Get to the heart of it. When I can't sleep it is often becuase I am stressed about something or have things on my mind. Usually if I make a list of what I need to do, then my mind can rest easy I fall asleep almost immediatley.

warm fuzzy said...

yes, I can count, but I added the 3rd suggestion after I wrote "two suggestions." What can I say, I'm not detail oriented.

nell said...

Read a good book and when you get to a point where you want to try to sleep, stay propped up on a pillow (I don't know why, but this makes me fall asleep). Also, try those relaxation techniques we do in yoga.