posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 07:01 PM
I think for more than 10 years now (I am 35 now) I have problems falling asleep. I have short periods during the year where there are no problems and
I fall asleep after more or less one hour, for me this is normal. However in my worst periods, it can take up to 3 or 4 hours sometimes to fall
asleep. Normally I go to bed around 12 at night. Sometimes I am tired, but my mind wins and in the end I am not tired any more. My mind however,
almost never. In the morning I don't really feel tired, although during the day I cannot concentrate to the maximum. I have a normal daytime job and
sit behind the desk mostly.
Obviously I feel very annoyed about this, lying awake for 4 hours is simply very frustrating. I have partner that falls asleep literally after 1
minute, that makes it even more annoying. I know where the problems lies....my mind. I don't seem to be able to stop thinking.
As soon as I go to bed I start thinking of all the things that happened during the day, relive everything, relive it different, I think about upcoming
events, situations, or when I am angry, sad or happy. It just goes on and on. Doesn't matter what. Sometimes I repeat the same story over and over in
a different context.
I have tried many thinks like being more active at night like running, swimming. I have a normal social live and meet up with friends at night. I have
tried different medicine, you name it. I looked on the internet for exercises to try to control my mind , nothing is helping. I am 100% sure it has to
do with the mind. I do think that this can't be good for your body, however I do not seem to have physical problems.
I simply want to share this and hope people with the same problem will share there their feelings but above all their experience how to deal with this
or any advice is welcome how I can control my mind at night.