Lots of insomnia on this board for sure.
I had problems for years with insomnia, but am sleeping very well now. I really wonder if the insomnia is part of the disease activity.
Anyway . . . things that help me:
I knit - which is super therapeutic.
I also listen to books on CD. I go to the library and bring home 5 at a time. I'm using a personal CD player, so it use ear buds can listen in bed without disturbing DH. I generally don't hear more than 5 minutes and I'm sound asleep. I can't believe how well that works for me.
In colder weather, I leave the room temperature very low and use nice heavy blankets and electric blanket (mine is designed to be the bed pad under the sheet, so I'm lying on it).
Try the "Thank Alphabet" . . . Think of something you are thankful for, beginning with "A" and work your way through the alphabet. If you make it all the way through to "Z" . . . then start the alphabet over again thinking of an animal that begins with "A" after you get to Z, just make up a new category (countries, colors, plants, etc.) I used the Thank Alphabet when I was having horrible insomnia and I never got through the alphabet a third time.
I hope some of the others have some good suggestions too.
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