What To Do When You Can’t Sleep

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Not being able to fall asleep when you want to, especially when you're exhausted, can be the most annoying thing in the world.

Not being able to fall asleep when you want to, especially when you’re exhausted, can be the most annoying thing in the world. But never fear! There are a few things you can do rather than tossing and turning all night and feeling like you’re falling further and further into insanity.

Walk Your Dog

As much as doing exercise may be the last thing you want to do when you’re tired, your dog will be happy to go for a walk. And you never know who else you could run into out there. Remember your old history teacher, and how you used to fall asleep in his class every day? He is probably so boring that he even bores himself. To the point where he makes himself fall asleep all the time and sleeps too much, and he is now forcing himself to go for a walk in the middle of the night rather than sleep.

If you come across this guy, he may just start talking, and that could be just the sleeping aide you need. The only downside is that you may nod off right there with your dog on the sidewalk, and that’ll make the neighbors wonder when they see you fast asleep outside the next morning.

Climb To The Top Of A Mountain

At one point or another, you’ve probably seen imagery of Tibetan monks meditating in tranquil, peaceful mountainous areas. Just thinking about this may actually help quiet down your mind. So if this is the case, wouldn’t actually being in that environment be 100 times more effective? Just drive your car on over to the nearest mountain, and then proceed to climb it so you can get to that mountaintop and find the same peace that those monks seem to have. You may even tire yourself out and zonk out somewhere on the mountainside.

Go Swim In An Ocean

Those guided relaxation and sleeping tapes often include the sounds of waves gently caressing sandy shores, right? If just hearing it can make you relax and maybe fall asleep, just imagine the effect that actually swimming in it can have! Just make sure you don’t actually fall asleep while you’re physically in the ocean. That wouldn’t be good.

Confront Your Greatest Fears

Do you have a fear of heights? Are you terrified of monkeys? Do you have a phobia when it comes to wood, or anything green? There’s no better time than right now to face your fears. Why not? You can’t sleep anyway. Maybe as you’re getting ready to go, the thought of it will freak you out so much that your body will decide to conk out to protect you from having to face this harrowing experience. You may have nightmares about what you were about to do, but hey, at least you’ll be sleeping.

Annoy Your Neighbor

If you can’t sleep, you could go bug some of your neighbors. Just go over, wake them up, and refuse to leave them alone. If you can’t sleep, why should they be able to? Better yet, do this to the neighbor who you know has a tranquilizer gun. You could be such a nuisance that he will take the gun and put a tranquilizer dart in you, and you’ll fall asleep right then and there. Problem solved!