We've had all kinds of suggestions for dealing with that. From distancing yourself from all electronics like computer, tv, sorts of outside input and no food for like at least an hour (maybe 2?) before bedtime, to going to bed with the tv on low and boring to lull you to sleep.
Different kinds of substances have been suggested like herbs, including triptophan, etc., and soothing teas.
Also it's been brought up that our cortisol output can be messed up because of the stress of Lyme, etc, and that that can be checked with a 4 pt. saliva test. People with cortisol that peaks at night instead of the morning can adjust that.
I deal with my not being able to sleep by using the tv to block out the racing thoughts in my head. That works for me as long as I get off the computer at a reasonable time.
My male friend has apparently solved his 3 year long insomnia problem by drinking a cup of herbal tea I bought him called "Nighty Night".
Oh, another method is self-hypnosis which often isn't much more than counting backwards from 100, but you have to concentrate on each number and explore what it looks like in your mind before counting down to the next one.
Or another method of relaxation in the same vein as the above is to lay prone, nothing within hearing range, dim or no lights, and beginning at the top of your head, feel it relax by just letting go, and let go of every muscle slowly moving down your body to your toes. Helps to visualize either laying in a welcoming, quiet and comfortable place (like a sandy beach in the not too hot sun with no one around), or you can actually mentally imagine yourself going down in an elevator, many floors, peeling off tense muscles as you descend.
Anything of particular looks like something you want to try, many of us here can give you more specific suggestions since it's a problem so many of us have had to deal with.
Post Edited (julymorning) : 2/9/2017 10:32:01 AM (GMT-7)