I don't have a general sleeping problem. However, I find that reading in bed for around 15-30 minutes before I try to sleep helps clear the mind of any repeating thoughts. (I read something not taxing, generally fiction). I find this takes your mind into a slower mode. I have also found in the past that casually counting backwards slowly in my head, (down from 5 to 1), and repeating this over and over, works for me.
I think keeping to a routine can help a lot, (including at weekends). Stay away from sugar and caffeine about 3-4 hours before you want to sleep. Generally, I find that if you need sleep that bad, you do fall to sleep. And I remind myself, that even if there is something important to do the next day, you can usually function without any sleep for a at least a day.
I'm a restless sleeper, so I'll share with you what I do to help me fall asleep every night.
I get off the internet about an hour before bed. All the stimulus from the computer makes my head spin at night like a slideshow. Like a couple of people are recommending, a good herbal sleeping tea definitely helps. Along with that, I also take Melatonin. This kind, actually. It helps a lot. www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/source…
Aside from that, counting and breathing has helped me in the past as well. It calms the mind, gets you set in a rhythm and helps you drop off into sleep. I also like to have a white noise around me at night. I use a fan, but here are some wonderful (and free) white noise sounds that are very good. www.youtube.com/user/faceonmar…
There's this rumor that a cup of tea solves everything (ahem, almost everything). Try infusions with any combination of verbena, chamomile, lavender, linden blossoms or orange blossoms. Also, dab a little lavender essential oil on your pillow (or under your nose). If all else fails, I recommend breathing and daydreaming
I thank the Lord without fail, for every day that I am revived back into the reality that I am given. I fake no word lived out detailed, or dismay that I can incite back, stout, entailed to you this day.
Not your best, but as is with the others, your minimalist poetry is direct, yet ambiguous. I personally enjoy several of these 1 to 2 stanza poems, they're as poignant as they are short, an impressive feat to accomplish considering the substantial amount of food for thought you pack into all 18 words of this one. Another good job.
No. But you seem to think that any human alive in the year 2014 is being serious when they "insult" someone with the word hound. You must be one of those people that only understand literal statements, slowly spoken.