I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
~Vincent Van Gogh
I am nocturnal. I often wake at night and can't get back to sleep. Granted, my sleep schedule has been greatly affected by the fact that I have a baby who wakes at night, but I have always had trouble sleeping. Nighttime is so peaceful once the baby goes back to sleep. It is the only time my home is totally quiet except for the Spring birds chirping outside.
Sometimes I feel like I am the only person in the world who is awake...but I know many a parent is in the same boat as I. Some go through much worse. My boys are healthy as am I and a little lost sleep only results in a little lost mind at times. :)
I have learned to get up and read a little something uplifting or just close my eyes and concentrate on the present moment. It ain't that bad. I will even check out a quick article online on my iPhone. Try http://www.vividlife.me/ for a quick pick me up especially if you have trouble shutting off the worries that clutter your busy brain like mine. This is a great place to visit for tidbits of inspiration and life perspective.
If your "to do" list for the next day, week, year is keeping you from dreaming about (enter hot celebrity name here), then quickly jot your list down and then leave it. It is now in writing and you won't forget anything
And when all else fails, eat some chocolate.
Well it is now 5:21 am and I had better go back to bed. Man that chocolate was frickin' tasty!