I know its only midnight here, but I've been layin in bed since 10. I fall asleep when I don't want to, but if I need to go to sleep, I can't. Middle of a NASCAR race, I'm out. 3 in the mornin, no such luck.
I think in the past 3 days I've had about 8 hours of sleep all together.
It really sucks. My eyes are kinda blurry, so I can't do anything prodcutive like study, all I can do is watch South Park and Adult Swim.
I find that a couple inches of port, and a good book help me settle down for bed. It's also important to keep your sleep hours regular, so your body starts to remember when it should be sleeping and when it should be waking.
If you're not the port wine type, a couple whiskey shots and a joint should fix you up.
I need to start up the practice of a nightcap. It just seems like it would be so darn effective. Currently I just lie on the floor in my living room watching TV until I fall asleep. Then I get up and realize I should be in bed.
Hell I'd be all for a little whiskey or something. But then there's this whole "livin at home for free instead of payin out the *** to move out" thing, which requires me to keep my juice at a friend's.
For the last 3-4 years my sleep schedule has been something like go to sleep at 2-3 in the morning, and wake up 6:30 in the morning (weekdays) or 12:30 in the afternoon (weekends). I'm usually just not tired. :\
I used to have huge problems getting to sleep. Nothing I did would help - if I tried listening to something boring, my mind would just wander and I would start thinking about something interesting. I'd just end up lying in bed for hours with my mind racing.
Then I discovered the secret. Masturbate, it works like a charm. No, really! Afterwards I practically pass out. Gotten me to sleep at a reasonable time every night for the last ten years.
Yeah well, even when it's the weekends, no matter what time I fall asleep, I can't sleep past 8. That's the part that really sucks.
I guess the next question is - Are you really tired during the day? I ask because there are some people who just don't need a whole lot of sleep. Some people function perfectly fine on only a few hours of sleep, and still lead healthy lives.