5 Things To Do When You’re Bored And Can’t Sleep

5 Things To Do When You’re Bored And Can’t Sleep

When it’s late at night and you just can’t sleep you need something to do to relieve the boredom. After reading these 5 things to when you’re bored, we promise. . . You won’t be bored anymore. . .

It’s 11pm and you’ve been tired, waiting to go to sleep all day. Then you get your ‘Second wind’ and just when it’s time to get some sleep, you find yourself wide awake. . . And bored! There is nothing more frustrating than spending most of your day falling asleep only to find yourself wide awake at bedtime. So what can you do to bring on the tiredness and get some much needed sleep?

There are things that you can do to relieve the boredom and actually induce tiredness

When your mind is whirring and you find yourself tossing and turning in your bed it’s time to eliminate the boredom and get yourself to a calm state of mind so you can sleep. Once you do this you will see how much more relaxed you feel and will find it much easier to fall into a deep sleep. There are many things you can do when you’re bored so be creative and make your own list of things to do. Or you can go one better and post your ideas in the comments below, so everyone can benefit.

1. Do some housework

man vacuuming

Midnight is the perfect time to do the chores around the house that you were too tired to do during the day. As well as that, the house is quiet and you are free to roam around at your leisure. It’s probably not a good idea to start vacuuming, just cos you can’t sleep doesn’t mean the rest of the household can’t!

2. Reply to emails and update your blog


I’ll bet that like me you have lots of emails in your inbox that you didn’t get around to reading during your busy day. That’s not to mention all those hundreds of emails you haven’t even managed to read yet. The lines on the screen and the late night typing are bound to relax you and you’ll feel your eyelids getting heavy in no time.

3. Go for a walk

go for a walk

We’re not talking here about a jog, or even a brisk walk. Just wear an overcoat or something warm over your pajamas and don some sneakers. A slow and relaxing walk down the block is a great way to take in some fresh air, which is proven to aid with sleep. About half way down the block your body will tire a little and the blood circulation is actually a good thing for your body, before sleep.

4. Watch a movie


There’s a reason why people fall asleep in front of the TV especially when they are watching a long movie. There is just something about “chillaxing” in your favorite spot on the sofa and watching a classic movie that you love. I can almost guarantee that you will be fast asleep by the time you are 15 minutes into the movie. It’s best to keep a blanket close-by for situations like this. . . Just in case

5. Listen to relaxing music

listen relaxing music

I have a playlist on my ipod named “Sleep time” with all my favorite bedtime tracks. If you can’t fall asleep try laying in bed and listening to soft, slow tempo music. As your thoughts drift and you melt into the music let it take you away into a nice deep sleep. You can set the music on a timer if you don’t want it playing all night and make sure to keep it at a low, relaxing volume.