When There's Stuff On My Mind

I can't sleep sometimes. Usually I'll end up reading, or gaming, or just plain doodling... but no matter what, until the idea is out of my head, I might as well be stuck there.

worthyone worthyone
26-30, M
2 Responses Feb 14, 2010

I'm the same way. My stress is from being unemployed for nearly 2 years now. I even moved to another state 300 miles away with no luck. Lately, when I can fall asleep, I wake up with a Stxy lyric in my mind; "You're fooling yourself if you don't believe it. You're kidding yourself if you don't believe it".

I'm not religious, but my parents are and they tell me take saying prayers, will help take you mind off your worries. It does work for me usually after 30 mins.

There is a new product on the market, named ZzzQuil [www.ZzzQuil.com] made by the same company as NuQuil, but without the medicine. You can give that a try (after checking with your doctor, of course).

I try to lie still, when it's time to sleep. It's never time to sleep unless Daddy says so, or he is asleep, and have given me a time I have to lie down as well. But when I can't sleep, I will lie very still, and curl up with my mind, which is very deviant, most of the time. I will think on all the things I've done that day that I wish I could have to do again, or all the things I'll have to do tomorrow, that I wish I could be doing right now, but instead of being anxious and getting up, I'll just stay calm, and dream awake, like having lucid dreams, dreaming all the things that have or will happen with me. Eventually, I'm asleep, and funny thing is, I don't dream, or at least, I don't remember dreaming when I awake.