Why is it that we count sheep when we can’t sleep?
Are dogs bilingual?
How do newbie penguins know their travel route every winter?
What language is ‘kumbaya?’ Where did this saying come from?
How do we actually know we’re all seeing colours the same way if we can’t see what each other see?
I’ve realized that bras are really bags for your boobs. They’re like boob bags!
Who was the first person that looked at moldy cheese and thought, “This will be delicious!”
When you get down to basics, the brain is just a lump of meat.
Who invented math? Was it a discovery or an invention?
And these are the myriad thoughts racing through my mind at all hours of the night. I lay in bed pondering random questions and powerful revelations (i.e. boob bags). I know, thought-provoking stuff, right?
I’m tired y’all (felt like that sentence needed some twang). I can’t seem to shut off the piece of meat that is my brain. The annoying thing is that it’s not even my child keeping me up, nope, it’s all my own doing. I’m convinced I have some undiagnosed anxiety. This anxiety prevents me from going to bed unless I know I can hit the pillow snoring, which is very rare unless I self-medicate with sleepy teas or ZzzQuil. The main issue is I panic when my mind wanders into morbid realities and then I inevitably spiral. Thus, to circumvent this from happening, I tend to compartmentalize my thoughts in rapid succession. Yep, the name of the game at bedtime is distraction, distraction, distraction.
I’ve tried so many ways to naturally doze off without the use of sleep aids, but they have proven to be short-lived or unsuccessful. I’ve tried everything from the slow breathing technique to the dark room method to counting sheep. Sometimes, I even recite the alphabet backwards as fast as I can because I like to pretend one day it’ll be a useful skill that will come in handy and for some unbelievable reason I will be the only person prepared to do this at record pace, ha! Truly, I’ve run out of ideas! Help!?
Do you have a sleep routine? What are your go-to methods for falling asleep?
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