OK, so not full blown insomnia, but enough sleep deprivation to make me exhausted. You know those nights where you can do nothing but think? No matter how many times you resolve the issue in your head or work through it on paper, it will always be there, plaguing, persisting. And not that it’s a bad thing, just not one that I want to experience at one o’clock in the morning.
I try ‘journaling’ and writing it down, getting it all out on paper, trying to empty my mind so I can finally slip off into sleep. This doesn’t work. I try distracting myself with other things, movies, books, puzzles. They don’t work either. As soon as I’m done with them or lose interest, my mind is back where it started.