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Help with sleep?

Ok, I've gotten less than 15 hours of sleep total over the last four nights. I would really really like to sleep. I really really don't know why I can't. I am reaching the point where I am just ready to sit down and cry from weariness.

What do you people do to sleep?

I've tried Unisom, Nyquil, Xanax, alcohol, food (for those not in the know, I frequently go into fits of "just ate! must sleep _now_!"), and antihistamines. For those who are going to recommend sex, I have always end up peppy post-sex. Warm milk makes me gag. I have taken enough warm baths to drown a whale (please keep your comments to yourself). I have consumed a like amount of sleepytime tea and chamomile and the like. I have taken long walks, and exercised, and exposed myself to fresh air (erm. my lungs, that is.).

I need to do things, and I don't have the energy and am rapidly losing the coherency. This week is going to be unpleasant for other reasons, and I need to get some sleep.

Help?
  • Current Mood: weary
Somewhere I read that staying in bed for a prolonged period of time "trying" to sleep may not make you get to sleep any faster. When I cannot sleep, it is generally because I have too much running through my head. Getting up for a bit and doing something mindless usually helps me. (Mindless being key... If I do something that makes me think, I'll stop thinking about the stuff in my head, but I'll also become more mentally awake)