It is not often that I suffer from insomnia (having sleeping difficulties) however it does happen on occasion – like right NOW.
What causes insomnia? Experts say that it can be caused by a number of different factors in a persons life. It can be caused by a change of sleep environment or depression or stress. It can even be induced though medication or a mental illness.
I am not sure why once every few months I cannot sleep but it does happen. My mom says I am just getting old.
Here are the Top 7 things to do when you can’t sleep
1. Read a book
I am not talking about a book that you really like. The best book to read is one you do not enjoy, like a text book or dictionary. You will be snoozing in no time at all.
2. Pull out iPod
If I cannot sleep I sometimes try to listen to a podcast. There is something about a voice talking to you that can make a person drowsy. Especially if the voice you are listening to sounds like your college English professor.
If I really can not sleep sometimes I just give in and get to work (like right now). Pull out the laptop and try to be productive. If it puts me to sleep at 2:00 in the afternoon it might just work now at 2:00 AM.
4. Watch TV
There is nothing better that a good infomercial at 3:00 AM to make a person want to get back into bed. How many demonstrations do you need to convince me that this knife really is sharp. Or do I really need spray on bald spot cover up? (Don’t answer that)
5. Get something to drink
Ahhh, warm milk is supposed to be soothing and relaxing late at night. Just a word of advice, coffee might me bad here.
6. Take a Shower
The relaxing jets of a hot shower pounding down on your neck. It makes me tired just thinking about it. (yawn)
7. Wake your spouse
You might want to approach this one with caution but what’s the point of having insomnia when you could share it with someone you love.
What are your tips for when you have trouble sleeping?