Insomnia (inability to sleep) is an epidemic in our culture! If you "suffer" from not getting enough sleep (the recommended dose for kids is 8-10 hours) then you may have insomnia. At least I did. When I was 6, it began. I just couldn't fall asleep...It wasn't severe, but it wasn't easy. Here are some tips that have helped me overcome sleep troubles:
1. Keep your room dark and cool. Close drapes.
2. Make your room a "haven". Add a candle (have parental supervision when lighting), journal to jot down thoughts, and keep your room clean.
3. Rub warm milk on your feet! :) This may work for getting you to unwind after a long, stressful day.
4. Don't do work in your room - put the computer and TVs not in your bedroom.
5. Try melatonin. It's an all-natural not sleeping pill but it reinforces your sleep pattern! It really worked for my insomnia!
6. Try Sleepy-Time tea by Celestial Tea company. Or any caffeine free camomile tea.
Warm Milk Bath - add 1 cup dry milk powder to bath, soak feet/body. Soothing.
Oats - add oatmeal to a cheesecloth linen, tie, and tie onto your bathtub faucet. Fill bathtub with warm water and let it run over the oatmeal sack to make creamy water.
Epsom Bath - add 1 cup Epsom salts (found in your local pharmacy) to hot bath. Soak.
Cinnamon Milk - warm milk in microwave until warm, add dash cinnamon and few drops vanilla, drink.