|January 16, 2004|
What do you do when you can't sleep?
Lay there thinking about stuff or listening to the radio.
Get up, walk around a bit. In warmer weather I'll grab my camera and notebook and go for a drive.
Read, meditate or listen to classical music.
I go to the living room futon with a blanket, book and pillow. I read until I fall asleep.
Pace around. Watch TV. Write. Surf the Internet.
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.
Talk about a timely question.
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.
Toss and turn, until it gets to a frustrating level, then I get up and read for a while.
I listen to the most ambient CDs I have; eventually I'll nod off.
I can always sleep, so I don't have an answer.
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.
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.
usually i play on the computer, games or something