I've heard many recommendations for melatonin from a variety of sites. Also, having a room *extremely* dark (ie - the can't-see-your-hand-in-front-of-your-face dark) is supposedly beneficial. If you can't get it that dark... maybe a sleep mask? Another strategy I've heard is to have the room as cool as you can stand it. *I* can't stand chill in my sleeping space, but those suggestions revolve upon some sort of biorhythm. Either dead silence or some sort of monotonous, low-key "white noise" might help, especially if your sleeping area is subject to intermittent noise (neighbors driving in/out, people keeping late hours, loud music or traffic noise).
I occasionally use herbal teas such as chamomile, another called "Sleepytime," lavender sachets in the pillowcase... I agree with the previous poster who suggested a warm bath to relax you.
I guess it's just a matter of trying different approaches until you find some combination that works for you. And fretting about it will, in all likelihood, make it that much worse! Try not to stress on it if you can find any way to avoid it.
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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