Question of the day

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss, turn, or get up?

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12 Responses to Question of the day

  1. mssc54 says:

    First I get up for a while. But if I NEED sleep for the next day I take a sleeping pill. And I’m okay with that.

  2. Vicki says:

    I toss and turn then i get up.

  3. Jenny says:

    I usually just toss and turn

  4. Joy says:

    I usually toss and turn for a while because when you turn, even for a second it feels comfy and like you’re going to be able to sleep. I really try and stay in bed because if I don’t I’m done for the next day. I “plan” a nap all day and get nothing done because I’m so out of it.

  5. SKL says:

    This happens to me so rarely, I really don’t have an established method. I guess I just force myself to lie down and do nothing in the hope that the boredom will lead to sleep. A couple times, I’ve resorted to taking some Benadryl or the like, but mostly I’m afraid that that will prevent me from waking up in the morning.

  6. joanharvest says:

    I keep my IPhone within easy reach. After tossing and turning I turn on my phone, get on the web and do a search on whatever I was thinking about when I couldn’t sleep. It helps sometimes.
    My cat is on my lap and keeps whacking the screen on my laptop. He’s trying to catch your gerbil. Ha! I got a picture of it. Too funny.

  7. Joseph says:

    Happens to me pretty much every night. I just toss and turn. I think I have restless leg syndrom. Plus, sometimes my lower back hurts, it’s hard to get comfortable, plus sometimes I am just about asleep and then I start to come fully awake. Agrivating!!
    On a good night I fall asleep in 1/2 hr (rare), on average I take between 1hr & 2 hrs. Sometimes I take over 3 hrs. Makes getting up at 5:30am very hard sometimes!

  8. Nikki says:

    Toss and turn! I never get up. When I was young, up until I was in my teens, I’d drink a small glass of warm milk. My son does the same thing now. I could never drink it today! Yuck!! I don’t know how I ever did.

  9. Karen Joy says:

    I usually dont toss and turn to long,I can tell if Im going to lay there wide awake or not.Im usually overtired and then when I go to bed become wide awake.So I will either grab my iPhone and play scrabble(now its scrabble,summer time it was angry birds) or I get up and listen to relaxing music and go on the web.If I wake after Ive slept for a few hours and then cant sleep I will stay in bed and not get up.

  10. Laura says:

    For a while (when Steve wasn’t here, working in other places), I would turn on the TV. That usually brought on the sleep faster than anything, because it bored me.

    Now, if I’m *just* not sleepy, not obsessing over something, I’ll get up and read. fortunately, the light doesn’t bother Steve, so I can sit and read until my eyes get droopy. If it’s something I’m obsessing about, I have a pad of paper in my bedside drawer, so I’ll write down whatever it is, then talk myself into realizing that there’s nothing I can do about my problem, and being sleepless isn’t going to help anything. Then I do that “feet fall asleep, ankles fall asleep, calves fall asleep…” thing all the way through my body. Usually that relaxes me and puts me out.

    Last resort? Benadryl is my friend.

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