In the 'all-nighters' thread, I read about people who stay up all night, or who at least try to. This past night, I was able to get a whole two hours' sleep, so I've started a thread for those of us who have more trouble sleeping than staying awake.
How often do you experience Insomnia? What do you do while you should be sleeping? If you need to sleep but can't, what do you do to relax? And how tired do you feel after a sleepless night, as opposed to the people who perform all-nighters?
I found what I believe to be the ultimate cure for insomnia. Plug your iPod in and get a song up with loadsa lyrics and lip (not sing) the lyrics along with the song. Do this for 20 minutes or so and before you know it you're out like a light.
Here's a tip: you probably all, knowing you people, stare at glowy screens within an hour before bed. Don't. It screws you up your head and makes it hard to go to bed.
This. Before going to bed, I usually shut off my laptop atleast half an hour before and read. It helps me a lot.
Unfortunately, sometimes I forget the time, then it's too late and I end up going to bed getting like two to four hours of sleep. I can't wait when my brother finally has school again and I'll be forced to go to bed at 1AM at the latest and wake up at six in the morning to bring him to school. Solid sleeping schedules are so much better than randomly going to bed and randomly waking up.
Ahhhhh, the pain of school life, staying up all night to be woken by an alarm. Without knowing it, if I'm on the computer, then I'll stay up past the silent hours. Because of this, if it's a school day, I feel like death when I get up, but I also feel like death going to bed earlier, because I get used to being asleep, that I don't want to get up.
If the lights are off, I tend to start getting tired after a short while, and just go to sleep, but whilst I'm awake, I read a book since the pages catch the stray light. I'm ok with going to sleep at anytime on a weekend though, cos I can stay in bed in the mornings. The bliss of weekends.