These links have some info on sleep hygiene. I haven't tried out all of the methods, but they sound reasonable. CDC - Sleep Hygiene Tips - Sleep and Sleep Disorders Healthy Sleep Habits and Good Sleep Hygiene Some habits that can improve your sleep health (info from those links): Quick Sleep Tips Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations. Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 hours of sleep. Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy. If you don’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get out of bed. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine. Use your bed only for sleep and sex. Make your bedroom quiet and relaxing. Keep the room at a comfortable, cool temperature. Limit exposure to bright light in the evenings. Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Don’t eat a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. Avoid consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or evening. Avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime. Reduce your fluid intake before bedtime. More info, including info about keeping a sleep diary, is available via the links above. Helpful things not in the links above: The book Curing Insomnia Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Blue Poppy Press, may be worth checking out. I haven't read this particular title, but the "Curing" series and Blue Poppy books are generally very good. May only be available as an ebook, but you might also be able to get hard copy via an interlibrary loan. Alternative Treatments for Physical and Mental Illness Self-Treatment Methods for Physical and Mental Health Taking off your shoes a couple hours before bedtime (as long as you are wearing socks that are warm enough). Soaking your feet in warm water and Epsom salts an hour before bedtime Acupressure Self-Massage For Treating Depression And Insomnia Meditating Antidepressants. Some antidepressants can make insomnia worse though, so it's important to ask your prescriber specifically for a medication that will help with insomnia. Trazadone and mirtazapine are the two most commonly prescribed for treating insomnia. It's common for people to report feeling like a zombie while on these drugs, but it may beat not being able to sleep.