What do you do when you can't sleep?

Annemarie Annemarie
It's 5am, and I've been trying to sleep for about six hours now. When I can't sleep, I like to read, or write, or sometimes pull out a toy or two and have a little fun.

What do you do at night and you're unable to sleep?
05/27/2010
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
Suffer through it. I'm too tired to concentrate on anything but my mind won't shut up. It takes me hours to get to sleep. I envy people who can pass out within ten minutes of their head hitting the pillow.
05/27/2010
*Ashley* *Ashley*
I have nights like that.
I'll either surf the web, grab a toy or two, watch something on TV... I'll eventually pass out.. Just got to try and get my mind to settle down and have it go to shutdown mode..
05/27/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
The best thing to do is just give up and stay awake. If you try to force yourself to go to sleep, your mind will eventually start thinking that it can't sleep in your bed and you'll have more issues.

Also, avoid napping during the day if you nap. Avoid caffeine after noon. No meals within 2 hours of going to bed.

I had to hear all this stuff a couple years ago when I had the same problem. They ended up prescribing me Klonopin(?) for the off label use of knocking me out.

If it gets to be too bad, a doctor trip may be in order.

Good luck!
05/27/2010
Maxim Maxim
Watch Family Guy, and I'm not saying that it puts me to sleep, I'm saying that it's one of the funniest shows ever created.
05/27/2010
♥ Amanda ♥ ♥ Amanda ♥
I either suffer through it or sometimes watch tv or pick up the lappy and do writing.
05/27/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Write. Have sex. Wank off. Write some more.

Though that doesn't happen often anymore. Ambien is nectar of the gods.
05/27/2010
NY Toyfan NY Toyfan
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Write. Have sex. Wank off. Write some more.

Though that doesn't happen often anymore. Ambien is nectar of the gods.
Ditto (minus the writing or Ambien parts).
05/27/2010
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
I'm prone to insomnia, so I take advantage of the quiet time to read, write, or listen to audiobooks.
05/27/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
I usually end up on the computer. Or watching TV.
05/27/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I am an insomniac so I have my no-sleep routine down to a science pretty much. When I do sleep it is usually when people are awake. But when I can't, I work out. I do a lot of sit ups, I write poetry, I go on here, I work out in other ways, I read school books etc.
05/27/2010
Sammi Sammi
It really depends. If I want to try and sleep, I'll put something on TV with the sound on low and try and doze off. If I can't sleep and I'm okay with being up, typically surfing, reading, or trying out a few toys.
05/27/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by Annemarie
It's 5am, and I've been trying to sleep for about six hours now. When I can't sleep, I like to read, or write, or sometimes pull out a toy or two and have a little fun.

What do you do at night and you're unable to sleep?
Funny, I had the same problem, same time as you.
05/27/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
Oftentimes, it's not that I can't sleep, it's that I don't feel like moving from my chair to my bed. Silly, huh? But sometimes I'll forget how sensitive I am to caffeine and drink pop or coffee or tea in the evening, and I'll be wide awake at 4AM. Times like those, I just give up on sleeping and ride it out. I usually watch my tv shows and anime online. Passes the time
05/28/2010
pornshopgirl pornshopgirl
I have a pack of Simply Sleep pills for just that situation. They're over-the-counter sleep aids, made by Tylenol. It's basically just the PM ingredients of Tylenol PM, it's nonaddictive, and it works amazingly. Best part- you STAY asleep. FANTASTIC for getting over jetlag when I was first studying abroad and when I first came home.
05/28/2010
Gary Gary
Usually just watch TV until I fall back to sleep.
05/28/2010
Splendwhore Splendwhore
Apparently surf EF.. I was reading this thread early this morning when I couldn't fall asleep. I was tempted to comment then, but just didn't have the energy.
05/28/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Splendwhore
Apparently surf EF.. I was reading this thread early this morning when I couldn't fall asleep. I was tempted to comment then, but just didn't have the energy.
Hahaha... I've stayed up all night before just browsing EF and Sephora o_O I'm hooked on all the pretty colors.
05/28/2010
Miss B Haven Miss B Haven
Quote:
Originally posted by Splendwhore
Apparently surf EF.. I was reading this thread early this morning when I couldn't fall asleep. I was tempted to comment then, but just didn't have the energy.
Funny - I surf EF for hours when I can't sleep
05/29/2010
Rossie Rossie
How about a 3mg Melatonin pill? It's better than a sleeping pill since it's all natural.
05/29/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Quote:
Originally posted by Rossie
How about a 3mg Melatonin pill? It's better than a sleeping pill since it's all natural.
I do the melatonin thing now, or pain relievers. But just that one night, I stayed up, without being zombie-like until around 11am. Then I took a nap. Heh.

Oh, I love the joys of young adulthood!
05/30/2010
Alicia Alicia
I use rescue remedy spray before bed time and it shuts off all those thoughts that just won't go away when you're trying to sleep. Most times anyway!

When I was younger and didn't have kids and didn't have work the next day I would just stay up, watch crappy scary movies on tv, talk to my other friends that liked to stay up all night on the phone, and play around on the computer. I sometimes miss those days because there's often a night that I really don't feel like going to sleep but I have to because I need to be up the next morning or the kids will tear the house apart while I sleep.
05/31/2010
NuMe NuMe
I surf the internet, play games, or write.
06/01/2010
00 00
Since I have chronic insomnia often, I usually masturbate to be able to sleep. It works about 80 percent of the time for me. Otherwise, I get up, get something to drink like hot Chai tea and watch a little boring television until I get sleepy. But I have also been known to be awake for 3 days straight.
06/01/2010
Newlyinclined Newlyinclined
Looks like surfing EF is a popular option and I'll chime in on that xD Surf EF and read other people's review blogs. So many pretty things!

That and put on the music. It takes my mind off things that are scaring me from sleeping (if there's anything spooky at the time...such as Doctor Who's Weeping Angels...they pop up in my head at the worst possible times--showers, bed time...)
06/01/2010
Victoria Victoria
Excedrin PM, read, masturbate, watch a movie...those usually work.
06/01/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I watch an old movie, the dialogue, music, usually black and white, I just find so relaxing. Also masturbate....usually works.
06/01/2010
Yesenia Yesenia
I put on my towns tv station,take one benadryl,masturbate then pass out
06/01/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I sense a recurring theme...
06/01/2010
Gary Gary
Fortunately I have not had this problem in a while. I have been staying so busy that I sleep instantly at every opportunity lately.
06/02/2010
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