I had Insomnia for years.
Until I went to a sleep clinic. Sleep Debt is what you need to create.
This is how it was cured.
The Dr. gave me a grid piece of paper;
on the left (vertical columns) were the days
on the top (horizontal column) hours slept
So each day shade in the amount of time you slept. I had to do this for 2 weeks.
Some days I slept an hour. some days I slept 9 hours then there was a stretch 2 consecutive days NO SLEEP at all THE WORST.
I brought her the paper and she averaged I was getting 6 hours a sleep a night. I couldn't understand 6 hrs? I was exhausted all the time. but i would sleep 3 hours one night no hours the next night and then 11 on a weekend. It was excruciating some days. Any way she said I needed to creat sleep debt to induce natural exhaustion not just disorientation.
She told me I must go to bed and wake up the same time every night no matter what. And she put me on a 5 hour per night schedule. Stay out ti 1am and sleep till 6am
I was cured within 2 weeks.
Before that I had suffered for 6 years. The back of my head started to hurt as the days progressed thats how much re-wiring my brain had to do to re-adjust to being normal again.
after 2 months she let me have 6hrs a night as long as I maintain the same strict schedule of going to bed and waking the same time.
If there is any confusion please ask and I will try to clarify.
This is the only cure, no pills or meditation or any of that crap.