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Since I'm running out of options now so here's the question for y'all....What do you do when you're stressed and tired but just can't sleep for no apparent reason?
I take my medication.
After two days you just tired. After three days you weak. After four days you start hearing things. At day five you'll have visual hallucinations and see things crawling on the wall.
A pound of grapes also works to get you sleepy; a suger-rush makes you hazy. Also helps to have it dark, so I have shutters for the windows. Some white noise helps, like rain. And meds. Medications work, as does alcohol. On day four, everything is allowed. Just sleep
If you not taking meds, warm milk with honey may help inducing the same hazyness. If you fail to sleep regularly, go see a doctor. You risc brain damage if you miss too much sleep
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Guided meditation, Body-Scan, Progressive relaxation... They are audio CDs / MP3 and you might find / buy them in the net.
Go out to the nature, go out with your friends, (if you have) play with your kids, read, disconnect your smart phone, go to gym...
Avoid big / heavy dinners (low carb, high protein), take lettuce / valerian infusions.
If nothing works, go to the doctor and take meds, but I would leave that for the last option.
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Unfortunately, getting drunk is not an option (religious restrictions).
But taking notes from everyone's, I went on climbing more or less 500 stairs to a public spot, watched sun rise, took coffee that my mom made me and slept (yeah my brain in wrongly wired ).
Point is, I managed to sleep for sometime and that's all I care right now
I cannot associate with the feeling. Although, in graduate school I'd pull 24hr days with little sleep between them, it was by design and with much caffeine. In real life, I'm a champion catnapper. Coffee does not keep me awake, either.
Realizing it's not an option for you, I'd just not that an alcoholic beverage in a quantity known as "a drink" will put me to sleep in ca. 1hr. (330ml beer, 110ml wine, 30ml single malt scotch). I do not bring this up idly: does your faith not allow exceptions for true medical need (perhaps with the approval of a respected religious figure)? I note this only in that, so far as it goes, the effect of alcohol on the body is basically harmless (assuming one isn't a heavy drinker/alcoholic) compared to the other medications. I know that religion often has its own whys and wherefores, but exceptions for true medical treatment are sometimes made - better for you then then the other sleep aids (although you may receive a 'no' because the others exist). This paragraph is rhetorical - no need for you to actually answer.
There are a lot of things to try, thankfully. One thing is to make sure you're not eating too close to when you're going to bed. Another is (as others have suggested) to get some exercise during the day, which is good for both stress and sleeping. Put bluelight filters on your screens (though I've heard this might not work) or eliminate screen time at least an hour before bed. You could try meditation, not everyone's thing, but it's an option: Before Sleep | Beginners Spoken Guided Meditation | Chakra Alignment |How to Chakra Balance - YouTube[^]. Make sure the bedroom is dark and cold. I've heard you should have warm feet, but I don't know if that's true.
If none of that works (or you could do it in tandem) consider going for a sleep study. You could have something like sleep apnea.