90% of my clients have less than ideal sleep, and some studies suggest that 70% of the population isn't getting the recommended amount of sleep. I'm not an ideal sleeper and I use both natural (e.g., diaphragmatic breathing, maintaining a very dark bedroom at night and a light-flooded room during the day, etc.) and medicinal (e.g., Klonopin) ways of getting good sleep. My clients consistently ask for new ways to get quality sleep and, while I point to various studies in reputable journals, there really isn't any cure-all for every person. Focus: How do you get yourself a good night's sleep? This thread should include both the traditional and the more idiosyncratic. Please skip the clearly unhealthy (e.g., excessive boozing (although that is fun, but not "real sleep" in terms of the standard sleep cycle), overdosing on prescription meds, or anything illegal). If at any point this topic becomes a post on ShrinkTalk.Net, I'll be sure to credit you on the idea if you'd like, just include that in your post or send me a direct message.