Ever have that problem wehn you just couldn't get to sleep? This works better for me than anything: Stretch as far as you can for as long as you can, then, when you curl up to go to sleep, you're dead tired. Some other tips: Take a Warm Bath Get a Massage Listen To Music Drink Warm Milk Drink Herb Tea Eat a bedtime Snack Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol and Tobacco Sleep on a Firm Bed Get Your Daily Exercise Keep Regular Bedtime Hours Get up for a while, if you can't sleep. Get Up Earlier in the morning Avoid Naps Avoid Illuminated Bedroom Clocks Smell an onion ten minutes before you go to bed. Count Sheep Imagine it is Time to Get UP Deep Breathing Leave the TV, radio or fan on Visualize something boring Visualize something peaceful Count Sheep Stretching like a cat. Just stretch your legs and arms as far as possible and within 15 minutes it seems to work most times. Massage as well as aromatherapy using lavender oil Pretend you're taking a nap and fall asleep on the couch. Read an agonizing, boring psychological journal article (I recommend E. Tory Higgins) Try to clear your mind as much as possible . Try to work out problems that you have been putting off because you will think about them at night whether it be consciously or subconsciously.