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Hello @debbiedo49 Great this. Am very rarely up in the night. Thing is there are a lot of issues around sleep. Understand if you are a lark. Early riser or a Night Owl.Night Owl can not sleep the inability to sleep. The lack of sleep.Have to say a lot of it is maybe insomnia. Which can be treated. I myself used to go to bed late could not sleep up and about.Lot of it lifestyle, food and drink. Medication and a number of factors including mental health, certain illness and other problems such as chronic pain. Also what does not help is thinking about sleep. Example of this is now. People are hot and tired and feel sleepy.Can not sleep due to the weather. Humid nights. Which I understandOne solution for me is to prepare for sleep as if you were going to bed.Am in bed by nine or just after. Yet this is me and I have trained myself to do this over a number of years. Try to wind down and do certain things help. Especially diet wise.Understand not for every body but it does take some time. Be patient do a diary why do I can not sleep. What are the things preventing me.One prime example is diet each a spicy heavy laden meal. Your body will not have time to adjust and digest that meal. Especially too close till bedtime. Understand another question what time is bedtime. How many hours sleep do I need.?As we get older we need less sleep. The brain functions sleeps so if you go to bed after watching a film. Your brain is wired is it not. Not going to sleep. Ideal time is when your mind and body relaxed and stress free.Often have music on soothing types, some toast whole meal and honey. Last thing around eight thirty maybe a bit later. If I can not sleep. With my meal around seven with my meds around half past. Good couple hours or more.Get up wander around if not sleepy have a sit try to find something boring on TV if that helps. News or put a music on or warm milk with honey in it works.Certain foods work as well. That contain Tryptophan an enzyme that are found in foods. That helps and aids sleep. Examples of this is in lean meat ,figs, nuts, dairy foods and tuna.. Tuna also contains Vitamin B Niacin another one to aids sleep.Nuts like Walnuts contain Melatonin a hormone that regulates sleep patterns.I often eat at end of a meal either fruit, whole meal bread and nuts usually Walnuts or Almonds. Or a Yoghurt with fruit and Fennel Seeds aids digestion.Carbohydrate foods like pasta, rice and bread especially the whole grain types. Remember if you eat a pasta salad at lunch. Always sends me to sleep so have beans and pasta at night-time.Beans on toast and on a baked potato can help as well.Bananas have serotonin which is a chemical released in to the bloodstream known to induce sleep.Hope that helps.