I am not quite sure when Insomnia became an issue for me. I was born in 1960 and it may have been in the early 2000s (20 years ago at the time of writing), but I know it was an issue for a long time. I had tended to get into the habit of normally going to sleep drunk, waking up in the middle of the night and then hoping to get some reasonable sleep between perhaps 6am and 7am so that I was functional for the next day. In 2016, however, I started to keep some records as to particularly what I was drinking, but also my blood pressure and heart rate on waking and going to sleep. I then decided to put some serious effort into improving my sleep patterns. I am pleased to say that I have made good progress with improving sleep and getting rid of insomnia. I have decided to write this blog post. In part to enable me to structure the medical research that I have collated and in part because I have found that people are unsurprisingly often quite interested in my experience in this area.