Things to Do… While Suffering From Insomnia

29 08 2009


There are infuriating nights for all of us when, for no apparent reason, we can’t get to sleep. We toss, turn, flip our pillows over, tie our blankets in knots, then toss and turn again. Sometimes you just can’t find that wonderful dreamland and when that happens, try these things.

  • Brew a warm cup of tea or mix up an icy cold beverage, depending on the temperature of your surroundings.
  • Go read a book for a while. Then go back to bed and imagine what you would do in place of one of the characters.
  • Do something creative. Doodle, paint, sketch, make a collage or macaroni art.
  • Howl at the moon.
  • Take a warm bath. Who says you can’t bathe at night? Light some candles for an extra relaxing atmosphere; just don’t drift off in the tub!
  •  Wake your lover up, too…
  • Go look through old photo albums. Dig out all the old books and boxes and go through them for a great trip down memory lane.
  • Read frivolous fashion magazines and on each page, pick one thing that you would like to own best. Trust me, it’s surprisingly entertaining.
  • Go curl up on the couch with your dog or cat and a fuzzy fluffy blanket.
  • Light a stick of delicious incense.
  • Sit outside for a while, listen to the various night sounds that are so different from those in the daytime.
  • Deep-condition your hair, whiten your teeth, use a face mask- anything that can be done fairly quickly. Pampering yourself is always great.
  • Go to and concoct your own wild ice cream flavors, mad scientist style!
  • Plot some devious pranks to play on your (good-humored) friends.
  • Get up and write a blog entry! 😉

 Sweet dreams, everyone.




4 responses

31 08 2009

Oh I hate insomnia. But I actually suffer from the opposite, not narcolepsy but always being tired. I’d love for a few extra hours in the day 🙂 but not to be tired the next day at work! If only… I hear TC (Tom Cruise) lives off 4 hours sleep per night


31 08 2009

“Read frivolous fashion magazines and on each page, pick one thing that you would like to own best. Trust me, it’s surprisingly entertaining.”

Me and my friend do this all the time! ‘We call it “If you had to pick one which would it be?” Surely there must be a name for this game?!


3 09 2009

These are great suggestions! I can see myself doing some of these when my own post/plan on sleeping better doesn’t work out sometimes. Thank you!

7 09 2009

Ooooh, I really liked the Howl at the Moon idea hahaha! Although something tells me that might result in eggs or beer bottles (or both) being thrown at my house : / I also like the magazine idea so I think I’ll go with that!

Great ideas!!

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