Insomnia is a funny thing. As a teenager I suffered badly with insomnia which I remedied with a healthy dose of house cleaning...I am sure my mother loved me very much especially when she woke up in the mornings to a rearranged lounge. (Im just lucky that she is a gypsy at heart and that the rest of the family all slept like logs)
when I got sick of house cleaning I started to draw murals. Huge wall sized ones. It was lovely I even painted one
Lucky for me insomnia did not last forever and when I had my own kids sleep deprivation of a different kind took over and I could fall asleep at the drop of a hat.
but recently the, and I am not sure why, I have a serious bout of sleep deprivation again...