Can't Shut Down

My problem is that I have difficulty shutting down my brain and just letting myself drift off to sleep.  For some reason, as soon as my head hits the pillow my mind just keeps going.  Its true that some of my best thoughts and ideas have occurred to me as I am trying to fall asleep but it is so annoying to be tired but not able to sleep.  I wish there was some sort of switch on my brain that would just turn off.  I have tried all of the tricks too.  I've tried "clearing my slate" and try to empty my mind but somehow a thought always pops in.  I've tried counting things, repeating memorize poems or prayers in my head but they don't help.  If I could get the mind to stop racing then I'm sure my bedtime would be at a more reasonable hour. 
reachin4goals reachin4goals
31-35, F
Aug 5, 2007