I have discovered a cure for insomnia that requires no drugs or other external factors. It works for me and I am curious to learn if it will help anyone else. It is based on the idea that boredom tends to lead to sleepiness and the concept that focusing on one “critical” factor can help to take all other distracting thoughts out of your mind.
I find that when I close my eyes that if I look very carefully, I can see various slight gradations in shades of black and white and gray. They seem to move slightly and meld together over time. This is a very boring thing to do and I often find I get distracted within a few seconds. So then I have to start the process again after realizing my failure (the sin of thinking about things that are important in my life). While I cannot prove this with a stopwatch, my belief is that about 100% of the time if I am able to concentrate on what I see beneath my eyelids for at least 2-3 minutes, then I fall asleep. So I am doing something boring and not thinking about anything interesting. That puts me to sleep quickly. Please let me know if this works for you.