personally, if your having trouble sleeping it's most likley something that's bothering you outright, but you're ignoring it or pretendig it's not bothering you. eitherway, it's a simple matter of excercise once you've cut out any other issue like caffein, drugs or alcohol. and i mean caffein in something as simple as coffee, tea or soda. if you're like my husband you probably drink a ton of tea and then wonder why you can't sleep because just yesterday you had 10 cups and slept like a baby. go fig. whether or not this is the case the first step when you're having such a big problem is activity. LOTS of it. if you can run 5 miles in one day and STILL have trouble sleeping then run 10 about an hr before bedtime. be consistent each day closing your eyes around the same time and keeping them closed no matter what. as your resting and relaxing make it a point to be aware of the position of your body. your arms, shoulders and legs as they should be placed evenly on your bed. feel each spot on your skin, including the heels of your feet, on your mattress. be aware of each muscle in your body and relax them all starting with the muscles in your face. do each one by one, including your tongue and jaw working all the way down to your toes. if you missed a spot go back and start all over again. search your mind for a peacfull thought. just one and concentrate on that one thing the entire time. your mind will wander, let it, but bring it back carefully, so as not to tense your body, to that one special thing. (let it be the inside of a vagina if you have to. trust me it works LOL) once your sure your muscles are all relaxed (don't forget your butt) keep focused on your thought. you can change it if you need to, i do it all the time. do this EVERY SINGLE NIGHT and eventually you will have trained yourself to fall asleep no matter what within 10 to 15 min. i promise you it does work and you CAN do it. it takes patience, determination, sheer will and lots and lots of training. be consistent, good luck and happy dreams my dear!