As those of you who know me personaly can attest to, I often have trouble getting to sleep. It’s been a problem for quite some time, and I can’t isolate any single cause. Unless I’ve had a very exausting day, I just never seem to get very tired.
So…just to get some opinions, what are some things you all like to try when you can’t sleep?
Exercise. Clinically proven to help you sleep. So when I can’t sleep I do situps, push ups, or I hit the gym. I do this during the day anyway, but it never hurts to do it when you can’t sleep to tucker yourself out.
You could always try my method, which is have a fan turned on during all time at night pointing at you while having a radio playing the background. I do this mainly due to the fact I can’t stand pure silence, as it drives me crazy when I can’t hear any noise.
Go see a doctor would be your best bet, but if you can’t another option would be to wake up at 6 am and go do things. Run around the block, play some sport, do something other than things that require little physical activity. If your tired after a long day, sleeping should be no problem.
I used to have this problem when I was little, and this helped. Start waking up early, it helps you sleep at night and makes your day longer, so it’s a win-win situation. Then again, I haven’t been able to sleep past 6 am ever since my biological clock adjusted to this routine.
My mom has to take ambien to even get close to falling asleep. She has built a tolerance to it now, so they’re talking about putting her on some more heavy stuff. She’ll go days without sleeping sometimes.