Okay. I'm sorry I don't have links, but I did research on insomnia a few years ago, and I recall something in particular that may be relevant to your
'case' - at least as far as 'getting back to sleep' after suddenly waking...
...the worst thing you can do is get on the computer (or turn on the TV), again sorry no link and I can't quite remember the mechanics of it, but it
has something to do with the 'form' of light they emit - even if you have the computer dimmed down - it affects certain receptors in your brain which
have to do with your biological 'clock' which will inhibit your ability to fall back to sleep...
...by the same token, among the professional advice for insomniacs, is to avoid computers and TV for at least an hour (preferably two hours) before
- also, keep the house lighting as dim as possible in the hours before bedtime, as well as if you awaken in the night. I keep 'night lights' that I
can turn on in place of my regular lights if I wake up in the night and need to get out of bed for a bit...
...If you need something to 'do' before bedtime or during middle of the night wakings, I suggest reading actual books (with as little light as you can
get by with), or books on tape/CD (make sure not to get material that is 'exciting', i.e. thrillers/suspense novels)..
Also, if you find meditation material online, it's best to get it on CD or an MP3 version, because I've read recently that some people are sensitive
(insomnia-wise) to even having a computer turned on in the bedroom when they're trying to sleep -
- people will 'pooh-pooh' this, but I think there's something to it - and really, when it comes to something as important as needing sleep
don't rule out any suggestion until I've tried it a few times.
Okay, that's all I've got - good luck!
edit on 23-12-2015 by lostgirl because: (no reason given)