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But there are also nights when I stay awake for no reason - when I toss and turn hour after hour. It is a dreadful state you can not always overcome. I do not suffer from insomnia, but this is what works for me most of the times when I go through such a tough night.
One of my biggest problems is that have too much on my mind (which is why I started this blog in the first place). I catch myself imagining different scenarios,jumping from one topic to the next. This is where my journal comes into action. I have been writing my thoughts down for about two months now and it has helped me a lot. It helps my to organise what's inside my head and put it into perspective.
Tea or hot milk
It is no secret that the warmth of a hot drink tends to create a comfortable and cosy feeling in your belly. I often go for chamomille tea which is also good when you have cramps while you're on your period or milk with honey when I need something sweet.
As long as it is nothing too exciting reading can be a good medium to make you sleepy. Personally I like to go for short stories or books I already know, so that I do not end up with that feeling of wanting to know how the story goes on.
When I can't sleep I often feel restless as well. A little bit of stretching can help minimize this restlessness by getting the body moving and tiring it without doing too much. You do not want to get into a full workout or else you will rather awaken your body instead of calming it down. Just a few light stretches on your bed should be enough.
As I already said, sometimes nothing seems to work and I end up waiting and waiting for some sleep. So I'm curious:
What do you do when you can't sleep?