I'm new here. First off, I am glad to see I am one of many on the Spectrum with major challenges falling asleep. I am certain my irregular work hours is the cause- I work at a grocery store and I never know my schedule until it's posted every Saturday. Currently, I am dealing with very over active mind, I know I should try to get to sleep at a certain time (midnight). But, since sleep is being very elusive, I am trying to keep my mind occupied on somthing else. I am not going to go to pills or aromas- I'm determined to get my sleep naturally. I have books I like to read, but I tend to get too into the content. I prefer reading non-fiction. I do have a weighted blanket that has a calming effect. A major culprit is that I don't get much or any exercise during the day. I'm sure that is why I don't get sleepy until near time get up. I am a night owl totally wanting to become a early bird. I do have a potential Monday to Friday 8-5 job I'm interviewing for (working with kids on the spectrum on life and school skills). I know, if I get the job, my sleep schedule will be needing a prompt makeover. The thing I'm hopeful for is that I get the job and I can finally have structure and a regular work schedule. I recently got myself to stop obsessing and now I just accept sleep or just rest and read. I just need to add daily exercise.