There’s nothing as annoying as failing to sleep when you know everyone else is.I’ve fallen prey to this monster called ‘insomnia’ so many times, and I call it a monster because when it takes me captive it leaves me all alone, blinking a trillion times in the dark not knowing when my beauty sleep will whisk me away! This is also a time when my senses play tricks on me and I think I’m in the best horror movie ever produced. Somehow, I start imagining that someone is hiding behind the curtains or behind the couch…and I wish I could get hold of Steven King to give him a few ideas for his next horror novel.
To avoid all the crazy thoughts that come to my mind, I’ve decided to make use of the sleepless nights. I look for something to do, like reading a book or watching TV or the best of them all…grab a ‘midnight’ snack as many would call it.These always do the trick one way or another, especially the last one!
The other thing I’ve noticed is that most of the times when I fail to sleep or wake up just after midnight; I would’ve slept early the previous evening or extended my afternoon siesta to the entire afternoon! So, as a remedy I’ve resorted to doing the exact opposite…not extended siestas! Not sleeping early!
I’m sure there are a number of other good remedies for ‘insomnia’ but I will stick to these, for now. It’s good to know your body and what it needs to relax, this way you’ll be in a position to fall back to sleep in no time…so, listen to your body! It could tell you to do something that is out of the ordinary and who knows?, that could be the best way of getting yourself to fall asleep again!