What do I do if it feels like my body simply doesn’t want to sleep?

Set aside thirty to sixty minutes before bedtime to unwind from your day, and go to bed at a reasonable hour. To ensure that there is nothing physiological blocking your sleep, do not drink caffeine or alcohol in the afternoon or evening. Some people find that a hot shower or mild exercise helps them fall asleep. Don’t eat right before bedtime. In addition to throwing off your sleep cycle, you are likely to gain weight.