It's been mentioned many times recently by clients and audiences that quite a few people suffer from lack of sleep, they frequently turn backwards and forwards during the course of the night, thoughts of the day ahead and what needs to be achieved. They reference the day that's just passed, analysing meetings, discussions and points of view, maybe if I'd said this or done that etc.
Keeping yourself awake in this manner is incredibly counterproductive, it is stressful, it leaves you feeling jaded, it does not solve anything, it can make things worse.
My suggestion, which I hope you will follow is this:
Upon waking in the middle of the night, your body is still lethargic, your brainwave frequency is still slow somewhere between 5-14 cycles per second. You are between daydream state and light sleep, this is considered to be a fantastic time to add new ideas into your mind, positive ideas. An ideal time to recite your positive goals and programme them deep into the subconscious part of your mind. The left logical, reasoning part of your mind is not as alert and less likely to present any sustainable argument, which it certainly would in Beta Waves or wide awake state.
So next time you wake and decide to stress yourself out, stop and think about achieving your GOALS by constantly repeating them as affirmations to yourself, and I assure you, you will soon be back in the land of nod with the added benefit of your desires, hopes and dreams being subliminally dropped into the realms of your subconscious.