I generally go to bed because I have to, not because I’m “ready”. My brain is just too busy most of the time. I also get very worried about bed-time, because I don’t like the idea of having to go lay in the dark in a quiet room, where sleeping is the objective. Plus, if someone is already sleeping in your bed, you can’t talk to them. I’m getting anxious just thinking about it while I’m writing! Ack!
Sometimes I will try to sleep on the couch, with the TV on, and trick myself into sleeping, but then I sleep badly on the couch, because of the light in the room, so it’s not worth it.
I’ve thought about a noise machine…to give my brain something else to focus on in my bedroom. But for now, I don’t have to worry about it, because the anti-depressant I’ve been prescribed for migraines (nortriptalyne), seduces me to sleep…ahhhh. It’s a bit of a relief. One less thing for my overactive brain to process, and getting a better night’s sleep should also help put the migraine issue “to bed” too.