I just lay on my bed, and my brain decides to be a bitch and it won't stop thinking about nonsense stuffs. :3 Well yeah, I mean I'm totally fine to not getting any sleep for ~ 2.5 days max but I've been sleeping in class lately because I didn't had any sleep the night before. And I think my maths teachers is max annoyed of me already.. 🙈🙈
Sooo, what do y'all usually do when you can't fall asleep? I need some ideas X. X or I'd be like a walking zombie at school. 😣😣
Thank you kind peeps~
Most Helpful Guy
We went over something like this in psychology class. What you DON'T want to do is try to force sleep. Don't lay in bed thinking "I need to go to sleep. I need to go to sleep..." When that happens, you'll only keep yourself awake.
What you want to do is find something that is relaxing. Often times, it is something like reading a book. Laptops and computer screens (*cough cough* GAG) can keep you awake and will dry out your eyes from the screen. I suggest something like chilling -- reading a book, listening to some calm music, whatever you find that you can relax to.
Also something to keep in mind is stress and things like that. For instance, a kid may be freaking out about Christmas being the next morning and will keep himself awake from excitement and anxiousness.
Here's a link to help with that...
Basically, try to sort out your anxiousness earlier in the day. One example in the link alludes to a thing called free writing (researched by Dr. Pennebaker) to help clear out anxiousness. That consists of simply writing (or typing) out your thoughts on a piece of paper/your computer. The thoughts are just a flow of conscience, whatever-comes-to-mind sort of thing. It is just important you keep writing for 15, 20 minutes. This will help alleviate any pent up thoughts you have to the day, and it doesn't even require talking to anyone. Hopefully this will help with your 'nonsense thoughts.' It isn't for everyone, but from personal experience it actually does kind of work! Then after you can read it back and identify exactly what your anxiousness is as well.
Hopefully this helps. Good luck in falling asleep :D4
Most Helpful Girl
- Try not to take any naps during the day as hard as that may be. The naps, while enjoyable and refreshing, cause your sleep cycle to change even more, which mean you won't be able to sleep at a normal time more than likely.
- Turn off all electronics about an hour or so before bed. I know that is hard in our technology-drive world, but that bright light messes with your sleep cycle as well. It causes your brain to think that it's still daytime and will not go into sleep mode as quickly.
- Do this breathing technique mentioned in the article below. It is supposed to help relax you and make it easier to fall asleep. I've tried it before, and it does seem to help a bit.
Good luck! I know how hard it is when you have a million ideas and thoughts running through your head. Hope you can get more sleep soon! :)1
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