I’ve had trouble sleeping my whole life. But the last couple of nights, it’s been especially bad. Not only can I not fall asleep, I can’t stay asleep. 😦
When it comes to remedies, I think I’ve tried just about everything under the sun.
- Sleeping pills (both over the counter and prescribed)
- Counting sheep
- Warm milk
- Breathing exercises
- Rain machine
When I was little, my mom made up “the relaxing game” to try to get me to sleep. It involved moving through every part of my body separately, starting with my feet. I had to think about all the things my feet did that day–running, walking, jumping, skipping, etc. Then, I would squeeze them as tight as I could. “Tight tight tight!” Mom would say, “And relax ’em.” She would coach me through every part of my body until I was relaxed and ready for sleep. Sometimes it worked! I still try it on occasion. But the last few nights, nothing seems to be doing it.
This is my very sleepy (and somewhat desperate!) plea.
What do you do when you can’t sleep?