Sunday, June 27, 2010

Insomnia...Please Help!

For some reason I haven't been able to sleep much lately. I'm not really stressed out, at least anymore than usual so I'm starting to wonder whats going on with me. Normally I try and go to bed around 12 or 1 am but lately I can't even sleep that early. I lie awake, tossing and turning for hours, and sometimes I'm awake til almost 5 am! I know I have a lot on my mind regarding the move and everything else I need to take care of before it actually happens, but for some reason I can't seem to shut off my brain when its time for bed. So I'm in need of some assistance...What tricks or tips do you have to help me fall asleep? Are there any special rituals that help you relax and fall asleep quickly? I need your help before I start looking like an old hag with bags under my eyes, lol! Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated and at this point I'm willing to try something new! Thanks my lovelies!♥


  1. I used to have this same problem!
    I started listening to really relaxing and soothing music before bed and while I laid in bed. I also drank decaf green tea before's supposed to release toxins in your body, de-stress you and calm you down!

    Hope this helps girl! I'm sending sleepy vibes your way :)

  2. I can't really get to sleep either. I am not even tired at 12 or 1. I am just up watching tv and on the internet. I usually go to bed about 5am too.

    The day I had class, I went to bed around 530am-6am, and woke back up at 7:30am, so I could be at class at 9am. I must have been tired, because I fell asleep at 10pm, woke up at 330am, stayed up until about 8am, fell asleep til 12pm, stayed up til about 2pm, and fell asleep til 5pm.

    Crazy huh! I don't have any advice about how to get to sleep, because I can't sleep. It might be where my boyfriend isn't here. If he was here, he wouldn't let me stay up that late/early lol

  3. ive been that way for as long as i can remember. when yiu find something that works, let me know! im still searching!
    and thanks for your sweet comment. Im going to try to take as many pictures as I can!

  4. I'm not one to believe feng shui, but I do agree with one part that says a bedroom should be for sleeping (well, and some certain bedroom activies too of course), and not a place for many electronics like tv, computer, phone, etc.

    If you spend time on those things from your bed, over time you "program" your body that your bed is for those awake activities and then it doesn't want to do sleep activities.

    Maybe making it an electronics-free zone would help you? Over time, it's helped me :)

  5. If you have a lot of things on your mind it might help to keep a notebook by your bed to jot down the things that come to mind before you are going to sleep. Also just having a routine before bed can help, whether it is drinking tea before bed or warm milk. Reading my bible before bed also helps. I also agree that only using your bedroom for sleep and not having electronics in there would be helpful. And running in the morning helps kind of tire you out for the day and helps relieve stress. Hope that helps! Not sleeping is stressful!

  6. I don't have any spiritual rituals, but I do the following:

    1. Take a melatonin pill about 30 minutes before bed. It's a natural vitamin you can get at any local pharmacy like CVS or Walgreens.

    2. Clear your head - I keep a pad by my bed so if a grocery list or something I need to remember to do tomorrow pops in, I can jot it down quick and not have it floating around in my head.

    3. Relax - Sounds easy, huh?! :) ha ha. What I do is lay flat on my back, even though I don't sleep that way. Starting at my feet, I physically relax my toes and feet, then work up the legs, belly, arms, body, face, etc...If you can actually feel your body getting lighter and more relaxed you will lose any tension you had. Then once I'm relaxed, I shift into any position I'm comfortable sleeping in. It works on your belly too, but I find it's harder to relax the belly and such that way.

    Hope this helps. If all else fails, just get drunk and pass out - that's always a good night of solid sleep. Ha ha. I'm kidding!

  7. I use Badger Balm! They have a sleep balm that I rub on my temple, wrists, and above my upper lip... it works wonders! You can find it at Whole foods or the like... you can look on their website to check out retailers in your area.

    Best of luck with it!