I tidy my kitchen of any mess made from dinner (it's nice to wake up to a tidy place!), pack my bag/make sure I have everything I need for the next day, have a nice relaxing bubble bath, then sit in bed and read until I fall asleep (usually very quickly).
I like to lie in the dark and imagine a world where time doesn’t pass, and where I can create anything (like I’m a god, or I’m in that dream in a dream inception shit).
So for example I’ll imagine I’m building a house under a river in the Amazon rainforest so I can watch river dolphins. I’ll slowly construct every detail of the environment, the room I’m in, etc. I’ll meet a jaguar and give it the ability to talk and ask it questions and imagine what it might say. I’ll get modern English translations of ancient texts and read them.
Basically I just imagine cool things until I drift off. When I was younger I used to enjoy going to bed early just so I could think about things before falling asleep.
I play this weird little game in my head where I try to think of a topic like "Foods" and then think of a food item that begins with each letter of the alphabet. Somehow about halfway thru it, my mind starts wandering and I end up finally drifting off. Its like I'm trying to bore myself to sleep.
It actually tires me out and makes me sleepy
Use electronic devices for 3 hours before bed.
Because of no sun period until 21st of January, I take my D-vitamin capsules and go for a walk. sometimes read.
I live near a 24 hour coffee shop so I head there for some chamomile tea and to shoot the shit with the regulars. Since I'm an introvert, the socializing wears me out and makes me ready for bed when I get home.
I used to be one of those that "couldnt" sleep. Id have the games going or a movie, etc... I honestly killed my own appetite for those things. Ive been playing video games and watching tv since i was 7.
Hell I used to play a game called Everquest, an old school MMORPG and i would grind exp using a kitchen timer because Id try to play as much as I could in the summer so Id grind exp but then i needed to wait 15 min to replenish my mana and hp, so id be so tired id set the timer for that 15 min n then wake up. I did this throughout the night untill I just didnt wake up anymore.
Ive been used to being so tired at work and at school that it eventually just made me hate not sleeping. Nowadays, I know exactly what the signal is for sleep, its so subtle...
The moment my body speaks that note it doesnt matter anymore what im doing, a party, out with friends, gaming, watching tv, reading, etc... I go home and go to bed because none of that shit is going anywhere nor can it top feeling rested. Ive been up since 6am even now and i just started playing AQ3D on my phone last night, which was really fun but once i felt tired around the 930 mark I basically just dropped my phone on my bed and passed out within 5 min.
These days you cant stop me from sleeping, its one of my fav things and ways to end a day. Fuck anything else lol. Its not worth it.
I'm beginning to feel slightly dumb after reading some of these replies, keep them coming please!
Read a book with my SO
I just imagine I’m in a one room cabin in the woods.
There’s a fire going. I’m snuggled up in the bed.
It’s snowing outside.