Hi! By drink I am assuming an alcoholic beverage, am I correct? A drink might make you sleepy but it actually hinders one from getting a true good night's sleep. I hear ya on the hungry thing...I am a mid night snacker. One thing that sometimes helps me when my insomnia kicks in is drink a warm glass of milk and a small amount of honey to make it taste better. Milk has triptofan (Can't spell)and that can help one to fall asleep. For me it works at times other times not.
Another idea is Sleepy Time tea or chamomile tea. Also what are you doing an hour before bed? Watching TV, Internet, and those type of things keep your brain alert and going rather than winding it down into sleep mode. Try reading at night (as long as it's not a thriller or something to keep your mind too busy).
Getting in exercise during the day also helps one to sleep better at night. Maybe get in a few minutes extra of cardio in the day.
Hope these ideas are helpful. It might also be a good idea to seek medical treatment for the insomnia. I take Lunesta and it has helped me bunches. If taking medicine is not your thing, there is a supplement called Melatonin. 3 mg can be taken at night. It is natural and safe. In fact my psychiatrist recommended it to me. I switch between it and the Lunesta.
Ok this is a novel. Maybe it put you to sleep. LOL
Take care and I hope you get some good restful sleep tonight.
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
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