2. you are angry
3. you are hungry
4. you are too tired
5. you are not in the mood to sleep
6. noises are keeping you awake
7. you are anxious
8. you are crying
9. you are homesick
10. you often have sleep issues
Sometimes just realising what is going on is helpful. So, go through the list and mentally cross out the ones it definitely is not. With the remaining amount of numbers – number them from the most likely one to the least one.
Next, think of what you could do to help yourself.
Pick a solution that takes less than five minutes. For example, if it is hunger – have a glass of milk. If it is that you are not in the mood then spend five minutes fixing up your sleep environment to be more comfortable. If you are homesick, maybe cuddle something that reminds you of home.
The basic idea is to do what will put you in a better mental place and then take yourself to bed.
The above situation can be hard if you are interrupting other people’s sleep because you can’t sleep. Try and remember to be considerate to others so at least someone is alert in the morning.