If you're like me, then you have some standard ways to while away the hours during an attack of insomnia.
- You read or blog or watch t.v.
- You just lay in bed and glance at the clock every thirty seconds thinking, "O.k., if I fall asleep in the next five minutes, then I'll still get 4 hours and 20 minutes of sleep until I planned to get up...(time passes)...O.k., if I fall asleep in the next five minutes, and I give myself an extra whack at the snooze button, I can still pull off 3 hours and 50 minutes of sleep..."
- You do #2 above, but also intermittently scream at yourself (inside your head) with all your might (but silently), "FALL ASLEEP YOU STUPID IDIOT! WHAT IS YOUR FREAKING PROBLEM! FALL ASLEEP! FALL ASLEEP!! FALL ASLEEP!!!"
None of those--especially the last two--have proven to be very successful. So, if you have any tips, I'd love to hear them.