Sleep is by definition; “
a condition of body and mind such as that which typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.” Sleep is something I dream about yet rarely get. Sleep comes in shifts for me, a sort of sometimes on but mostly off, frustrating and exhausting sort of shift. These days I am in what I call “the insomnia zone.” What to do? What to do?
I’ve read the best thing to do is not try to sleep. I try visualizing myself asleep, like I’m hypnotizing myself and this sometimes works. Afterwhile I just give up and binge watch Netflix. I’m honestly rarely productive at two, three or 4 AM in the morning. Why? The answer is simple, I want to be asleep! I don’t want to be productive at two, three or four in the morning!
Here are a few things I do to try to prepare myself for insomnia (I mean sleep):
2. Take 200 milligrams of magnesium about 30 minutes before bed
3. Dim lights
4. Avoid my phone at least 30 minutes before bed
5. If all else fails, there is always tequila or a a little port or sherry... (No judging remember?)
Please share your remedies for insomnia (I mean sleep) in the comment section.
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