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I always find problem in falling asleep after intense brainstorming.

I feel some fuzzy doodle of some irregular thoughts going on in my brain. The thoughts change very quickly from one to another and keep my brain busy and awake.

How to solve this problem?

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I keep a pad on the nightstand next to the bed, so I can write down all those random thoughts. Once they're written down, I know I'll see them next day when I clear my notes from the pad, and I can go to sleep. It may take a while to get everything out of my head, but it does work to stop the flow of thoughts.

Also, it would be best to spend some time before bedtime quietly doing something that doesn't have a backlit screen (TV, computer, tablet) in front of your face to let your brain wind down from the day.

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What I do is try to force empty my brain, sometimes that is hard, the easier solution would be to take a little walk, even if just in the house to look at some boring stuff, like the fridge ..etc, or listen to some old music, music that you like and have listened to it allot of times before.

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It's quite normal. A good solution is to just sleep.

One possibility is taking a glucose boost, like tea or ice cream, right before doing it, as intense thinking uses up a lot of glucose. Though chances are that you'll have a sugar crash and feel more tired afterwards.

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Practice some mindfulness meditation. Focus on your breathes, see them inhale and exhale and in just 10 minutes you'll be good to go.

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Mindfulness meditation will improve your sleep, but for best results you need to do it on a regular basis every day, not primarily before trying to fall asleep. –  Gruber Feb 11 '13 at 13:55

There are many individual differences (due to age etc.) but in general, people need to calm down some time before they want to sleep. So having trouble getting to sleep right after intense brainstorming is to be expected. There is a lot of literature about this.

My recommendation to you is simply: stop brainstorming at least 1 hour before you want to sleep.

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