I can't sleep. I went to bed almost three hours ago. Later than I ought to, but enough for six hours of sleep. Now I'm looking at my alarm going off in three hours. I thought it was anxiety at first, but I haven't thought about the thing that was making me anxious in at least ninety minutes. I've come close to sleep I think. Between one and two there was a period where I maybe nodded off briefly. When I'm about to fall asleep this thing happens where my thoughts get all bizarre, like they'll run into one another. Usually I am kind of aware of it and its amusing and also comforting because that's how I know I'm about to be asleep. I think maybe that happened or started to happen at some point but something pulled me back awake. A sound, or feeling too warm or something. For a while I was laying there not really thinking anything, just sort of imagining music. I'm not sure if it was a mash up of stuff I've already heard or somehow new but that'sostly irrelevant because I can't remember it now. What I do remember is that for the past twenty minutes or so I've had Eye of the Tiger stuck on repeat in my head. Yeah that's fun when you have to be awake in three hours. For a while I also had this sensation like I was really hot and sweating. I could feel sweat beading on my shoulders, legs, and forehead. I tried to ignore it under the theory that if I so much as moved or even opened my eyes I'd lose what little progress I'd made on falling asleep. When I finally gave up and went to wipe off my brow I found no sweat. That was trippy. When I was a kid I heard some stat that it takes on average eight minutes to fall asleep. Somehow my child brain internalized that in a way such that I believed lying still with my eyes shut for eight minutes was required for sleep. Hence not wanting to move or open my eyes or etc. it's silly of course, I'm 33 and know better but it's still a behavior I mostly follow. I wish I could determine if tonight's bout of insomnia is physical or mental. I've had insomnia infrequently in the past, and my last bout was one week ago tonight. Not this bad though, that night I was asleep by one. I can't imagine what I've done physically to cause this, no deltas in any kind of activity, food, caffeine, etc from a normal day. That leaves mental and while I was feeling anxious or a while a couple hour earlier, I've since managed to mentally file that away and haven't thought of it. Like I said from one to two I pretty much just let my mind wander randomly, normally that takes me to sleep. Not tonight. Blah. Such are my sleep deprived ramblings. Anyone else suffer from insomnia? Any tips to resolve it?