I'm not sure if this is true or not but I have a friend who has insomnia. If you don't know what that is its a sleep disorder. She had told me if you have a problem falling asleep her advice was to relax, empty your mind, close your eyes and all you will see is black (obviously) ;) and picture a square and move your eyes like your drawing a square, and every time you hit a corner of the square your picturing say in your mind the word black and keep doing it! I know this probably sounds weird but I have not yet tried it and she has tried it and it has worked for her! Her doctor told her this! Haha hope I helped... If I didn't... Sorry ;)
Actually which most people don't know is that bananas and eggs make you fall asleep faster, also the color blue will keep you up at night because it tricks your mind into thinking it is morning so stay away from the tv because it will make you stay up longer and eat a banana or something.
We have become a nation of people that has created huge sleep problems by way of habits that hinder proper sleep. Since I have no way of knowing your habits, I will give you some of the typical problems. Don't lay in bed watching television or reading, don't watch fast-pace/high energy movies just before you plan to go to sleep or listen to high-energy music (these actually get our adrenaline up), no caffine or sugar beverages or snacks before bed, Despite common belief- we should not excersize 1-2 hours before bed (this also gets your adrenaline up), this is the one that's hard for me: turn off the tv before going to sleep.
1. read 2. excerscise 3. imagine going somewhere, picture surroundings 4. get a sound machine 5. sleep differently 6. try a fan 7. crack a window 8. get up and walk around a little 9. avoid eating 1 hour before bed 10. try to clear your mind
Do not eat or drink anything for two hours before bedtime. Do not have any light sources in your room. Try to eliminate all noise except for "white noise". I have to use meds. but before that I would concentrate on relaxing my body, and staying in one position for as long as I could.Willing my body to relax as much as possible My mind would keep spinning so I wasn't mentally as sharp the next day, but at least my body would have a chance to rest. Talk with a doctor specializing in sleep disorders.