I am so grateful for your comments about your struggles with sleep, Mary. The most important step is to allow yourself to incrementally have a more open and gentle relationship with your sleep life. Please use any recommendation to tweak what works best for you instead of forcing yourself to set paradigm, like you should NOT sleep 8 hours a night, when that is what works best for you. The other key aspect of optimal sleep health is having rituals that make sleep a more relaxing, nurturing, and enjoyable experience. I look so forward to corresponding more should you have any additional thoughts about the best way to approach your sleep life.