Anyone have insomnia? This is basically my situation. I am 18 and in high school. I have never fallen asleep very easily as long as I can remember. It takes me at least an 1.5hrs to fall asleep maybe 75% of the time. I fall asleep within a half an hour maybe 5% of the time. I'm getting frustrated wasting so much time trying to fall asleep. I try to clear my mind but usually I can't stop thinking about things. I've tried everything- Listening to relaxing music, meditation exercising, breathing exercises, and even a few Benadryl (which did nothing). I eat well, I get plenty of exercise (swim 4000-6000 yards 5-6 days a week), my bed is good, and there is no ambient noise. I know there are OTC sleep medications but I doubt they work well and I question their safety and long term effects. If Benadryl doesn't work I doubt the OTC's will work since some of them are the same medication. I also take Zyrtec-D which is supposed to make you drowsy but it doesn't work. I know there are prescription medications available but I am also worried about dependence and long term effects. Has anyone used Rx sleep aids with success or does anyone have any other advice on ways of falling asleep.