Quote from scoochy
Are you referring to hypersomnia or insomnia?
Good question, scoochy.
I've been on both ends of the spectrum. A good diet, exercise, and prudent living is ALWAYS a good choice. Practice abstemious behavior in all endeavors.
If it's insomnia, the use of a warm bath and Valeruian Root are a couple that helped me. Also a CD called "Delta Sleep" or some such thing. Meet that special Basic Physiological Need regularly, if you know what I mean. Aside from meeting that special need, use your bed only to sleep in. Don't use your bedroom to eat, watch TV, etc. Make sure it's got the right ambiance for cutting Z's: soothing colors, white noise, photographs of positive times, etc.
For hypersomnia, check out your lifestyle and your sleeping schedule. Are you working long shifts followed by time off? I would sleep up to 36 hours at a stretch when I worked numerous long shifts followed by a couple of days off. I now work straight eight hour midnight shifts and vary my sleepng schedule little or not at all.
Get that thyroid checked out. Its malfunctioning can cause hypo- or hypersomnia. A medical checkup can always identify any physiological reason for your malady.
I'm sure there is all sorts of info on the web, but this is a little tidbit for you to consider.
Hey- I followed my own advice and have been sleeping well for several years now.
Good sleeping to you.