I often have trouble sleeping. More accurately I have trouble falling asleep. Once I am asleep I can often sleep for a long time; sometimes ten hours. Over the years I have tried a variety of things to help me fall asleep. A few years ago I took an online sleeping course, CBT for Insomnia ,and did well for a while. Then I slipped back.

I have noticed that when I am away, in a hotel or visiting family, I have more of a bedtime routine. That is, I don’t stay up watching TV or looking at my computer. I am more likely to take my evening pills, brush my teeth and go to bed.

In March I went to Florida and did the above night-time routine. When I came home, I tried to continue that. It worked for a while. The stress of daily living intruded and I slipped again. For the last two nights I have decided to go to sleep, proceeded to take my pills, brushed my teeth and gotten into bed. I have then written for a little bit, listened to a sleep meditation on Insight Timer and fallen asleep. It has worked for two nights and I am hoping this will do the trick.

If you have trouble with insomnia, let me know what you have done to solve it. Also if you think I am sharing too much, let me know that.

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