For years now, I've suffered with insomnia. I am fantasizing the freedom to lay down, close my eyes and sleep through the night.
I remember when my children were little and I would respond to their whining voices saying; "I'm not tired." with: "Stay in bed until you fall asleep." On desperate nights, I would tell myself the same thing...to no avail. Sorry kids.
I tell myself, this is my "me" time. It helps on occasion. But, when I'm so tired I fall asleep on the couch, head for bed, only to lay there staring at the ceiling, this ploy does not comfort much.
I've tried meditation, melatonin, over the counter sleep aids, Rx sleeping pill, which work, hit or miss. I've tried forcing myself to stay in bed, like I said, not successful.
I have no advice, no pithy sayings, no help what-so-ever. If you do, send it my way.
Moving mountains invigorates me. I just pray, one day soon I will be free to sleep soundly.