January 16, 2004





What do you do when you can't sleep?

Stay awake.

Karen, 23
Ames, IA USA

Lay there thinking about stuff or listening to the radio.

Keri-Jade, 23
Brampton, Ontario CANADA

Get up, walk around a bit. In warmer weather I'll grab my camera and notebook and go for a drive.

Alias Irrelevante

Read, meditate or listen to classical music.

Jane, 63
West Linn, OR USA

I go to the living room futon with a blanket, book and pillow. I read until I fall asleep.

Laura, 38
Lowell, MA USA

Pace around. Watch TV. Write. Surf the Internet.

Felicia, 37
Lowell, MA USA

I lie there quietly and contemplate the universe. If for some reason I must have a good night's sleep, I give myself a choice between sleeping or getting up and scrubbing the kitchen floor on my hands and knees. Sleep wins every time.

Jill, 61
Saylorsburg, PA USA

Talk about a timely question.

Everybody knows I can't sleep...if I knew how to sleep, I would tell you. The only thing I found that works is pure physical exhaustion...like hiking 6 hours...then I can sleep easily.

Most of the time, I am haunted by a woman at work who routinely kills me in my dreams...and most recently, via dream, beat me to a bloody pulp...as I begged for mercy, that encouraged the beating...whatever

Frodo, 32
The Shire

Toss and turn, until it gets to a frustrating level, then I get up and read for a while.

Ryan, 29
Riedlingen GERMANY

I listen to the most ambient CDs I have; eventually I'll nod off.

Aly, 17
Cardiff UK

I can always sleep, so I don't have an answer.

Cathie, 54
Novi, MI USA

Take a natrasleep (herbal sleeping tablets - they don't knock you out, but they do help you to relax so you can fall asleep naturaly. Which means you don't have trouble waking up in the morning like you do with other tablets) or get up and read for a bit.

Alice, 23
Wincehster UK

Sometimes I toss and turn and eventually fall asleep. Other times I get up and watch Letterman or Leno. If all else fails, I'll take a Tylenol PM.

Janet, 46
E. Brunswick, NJ USA

usually i play on the computer, games or something

Melodi, 19
Gahanna, OH USA

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