Psychologist Richard Wiseman of Quirkology presents a few quick suggestions to help you fall asleep and sleep better. There are a few links that he mentions during the video that you might find useful. If you don't want to go over to YouTube to find them, they are:
World's most relaxing music: http://goo.gl/z8sgYr
Visit In59Seconds: https://www.youtube.com/user/In59seconds
The new In59seconds channel presents "Life-changing ideas in less than a minute". Currently it contains a variety of videos about sleep if you need help beyond the additional steps below.
Insomnia is a problem for many people and sleeping pills don't actually help you very much, because the effects of being knocked out or sedated are very different from the effects of actual sleep.
You may also want to have a look at this io9 article on the effect of light on the brain and why it is very, very important to sleep in the dark.
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