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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.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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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.
So, just seconds ago, I pulled the trigger and deleted permanently all my deleted mail. Funny to think about how rare an event that is. I mean, I did delete it - I didn't want it and didn't think I ever would because, if I did, I'd shove it in some folder and forget it there, instead.
Do you others also hesitate to complete this tension-fraught job?
Well - that's somehow built into the question, or conversely, why not delete them permanently.
Anything worth keeping is put someplace specific. Ultimately, if you just endless keep deleted email, isn't it like "those people" who fill their desktop with so many icons is obscures the point of having desktop icons.
I do that all the time.
It goes in my bin, which permanently deletes it after 30 days.
I keep pretty much all work mail and most personal mail, but newsletters, order confirmations, build status updates, etc. go right into the bin folder (after having read them).
Or mail like "here's my contact details". I create a Contact, save the details there and delete the mail.
Sometimes even mails with attachments that I should read. I download the attachment, put it where it belongs (like source control or ticketing system) and delete the mail.
That said, I still nearly have around 3000 mails saved since 2010.
Everything before that time somehow got lost when I took a new email address and apparently(?) purged my old account.
I have no idea what happened, but it was quite a shock when I found out at the time.
However, I can't say I ever missed any of those deleted mails, I think we keep them mostly for a little piece of mind and "just in case".