Unfortunately according to the Harvard article, there's no magical treatment for this type of insomnia. Certain medications can cause it, but typically it's more complicated than that. The site offered some "sleep hygiene" tips.
1. Stay away from coffee, tea, sodas after 1 to 2 PM
2. Stay away from alcohol.
3. Don't smoke
4. Don't nap more than 15 to 20 minutes if you need one and don't do it in the evening before bed.
5. Get regular exercise
6. Set a sleep schedule
7. Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary. Keep it cool, dark, and quiet
8. Eat dinner several hours before bedtime. If you have a late evening snack keep it light.
9. Establish a relaxing evening routine.
10. Limit fluids before bedtime. Don't drink anything the 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
Most of this is common sense, but with busy schedules some of this is hard to do every night. By the time I picked Drama Teen up from volleyball practice and got home there was just enough time to head over to the school for parents night. It was after 8 PM by the time I got home to a very late supper and then bed. So no stitching last night. But it I did pretty well last week anyway.
I managed to find at least 15 minutes to sew 5 out of the last 7 days. It shows too as I've made a lot of progress on Mon Ami. Probably not much sewing tonight as Drama Teen has a home volleyball game and I'm working concessions for most of the evening. But the rest of the week looks clear. So I have hope.
So how did your week go? Did you find some time to stitch?
2. Julie in GA