For the last couple of months, I've struggled so much on and off with consistent sleep patterns. I say I've been studying IM for "3 months" or so, but they've really only been in short spurts of productivity when my sleep cycles were perfectly fine, which I'd wager is less than 40% of the time.I'm seeing a doctor, but also taking it upon myself to do a semi-comprehensive study of peer-reviewed scholarly abstracts related to melatonin synthesis, cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia (CBTI), and other treatments of insomnia. I know that in every large group of people there's a portion (estimated at 10% (see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1978319/)) of people who will have insomnia of some sort. Both because IM is a job that is next to impossible to do with insomnia due to the high level of cognitive thinking, and because BlackHatWorld members are hands down the most intelligent group of people I've interacted with on the internet, I'd like to ask members a question about insomnia treatment. Statistically it is more likely than not that 10% of our members have insomnia, and thus I'm sure at least some of them have working solutions to dealing with and treating insomnia: 1. Have you ever dealt with insomnia? If so, which scientifically demonstrated treatment steps do you find have been the most efficacious? 2. If you've ever researched insomnia, which peer-reviewed scientific studies regarding this subject do you think are especially worth the read?