I had the worst insomnia blues last night. I had stayed home from work with a bad migraine. It was a "fire in the hole" type day. I went through several bags of ice and I was considering giving myself a Pedro haircut from Napoleon Dynamite to see if that might help. (Thank you to my Twitter friends for their support)
At bed time around 10 p.m., I actually feel asleep for an hour, but then my pain woke me back up. It would not let me get back to sleep. In addition, my ears were ringing quite bad, like a dozen crickets singing in my ears. Not only was my brain hurting, but it was giving me weird sensations as well, like snakes moving in my skull.
I tried every trick in my "get to sleep" book, like Tylenol PM, warm milk, chamomile tea, counting sheep, and trying to only concentrate on my breathing. I ended up watching tv all night with my cat staring at me like "what the hell are you doing up" expression on his face. Finally, I got another hour of sleep around 6 a.m.
Does anyone have any other tricks to get to sleep when you're dealing with this type of pain?