Psalms 63:6 says, “I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night.”
For many years I did not sleep well. I would lay awake at night and stare at the roof. Sometimes I was thinking about things and others times I was not tired.
In these times I learned to talk to God and meditate on Him, rather than think about things that don’t matter now.
Often I would get up and sit in a comfy chair and pray for an hour or so. At other times I would go outside and look at the stars and pray.
Thinking about God and praying in those times helped. It helped me to focus on the eternal rather than the here and now.
Meditating on the Shepherd helped more than counting sheep.