What are some things I can do to cope with the times when I am awake and alone at night?
Make sure that you have everything in place to make sleep come more easily. Consider things like taking a warm bath, reading or listening to soothing music or relaxation tapes before going to bed. Hang up photos and cards from friends and family so that they are right there with you. Talk with your doctor about possible treatments for insomnia. Try to view sleepless nights as a time for doing peaceful, relaxing activities.
“Use this time to study… sometimes I watch TV, then I don’t feel alone… I remind myself that millions of people have insomnia.” –Tammy Pullins
“Wish upon a star… make up a story… draw a picture… read old letters… design your dream bedroom… ” –Jenn Waterman