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Try taking Melatonin.
this is a very helpful sleeping aid as a lack of melatonin can sometimes lead to insomnia. However your lack of sleep man be caused by something else. Not getting "enough" exercise and sunlight daily can affect the way you sleep. Many people suggest taking a short jog or walk around the block, even yoga, before going to bed and can help clam your mind as well as aiding in falling asleep. Another, and a rather large contributor to ones lack os sleep is also your computer/electronic use. Watching TV, using a computer or even looking at your cell phone keeps the hindbrain awake and tricks your body into thinking it is the middle of the afternoon as the light electronics emit is the same type of light (well at least your brain thinks it is) as it is at 12pm.
Reading is a good trick, but i know for me, it's not often very useful as i become to invested in the story to try and fall asleep.
For me, i try and do a little yoga and drink sleepy-time or chamomile tea and do my best to relax and as when feel sleepy i turn on my twilight turtle and listen to some ambiant music. Also sometimes masturbation helps.