OK, so I know this isn't exactly wedding related, but I'm guessing a lot of you have trouble sleeping when you're stressed out over wedding stuff, and I'm desperate.
I've always had trouble getting to sleep, but this week has been ridiculous. I have trouble getting to sleep, I wake up every few hours, and worst of all I've been waking up with the sun, leaving me with maybe 4-6 hours of sleep per night (and this majorly affects my ability to function). I know stress over work is the main culprit, but I can't seem to stop thinking about the shit that I have to deal with there. I also know that there are other things that will help me like eating dinner earlier, getting more exercise, drinking more water during the day so I don't wake up dehydrated, showering before bed instead of in the morning, and maybe turning the fan on in my room (it's hot this week which is most def a new experience for me in Chicago). Unfortunately, one thing I know would really help is blocking out all the light in my room, but I already have blinds AND thick curtains in there, and still the sun gets through. I don't know what to do. I've already started doing most of the aforementioned things, and while I'll definitely make more of an effort this weekend, I don't think it's going to be enough.
How do you turn off the little voice inside your head that reminds you of everything you have to do or comes up with awesome wedding ideas while you're trying to go to sleep? When you have trouble sleeping, what helps you? How do you deal with stress? How can I make it go away? I would really appreciate any advice you can offer as I've failed to deal with stress-related sleeping problems for a really long time.