The reasons you can't fall asleep for that long are either of or both of the following:
1) You simply aren't tired enough and need to adjust your sleep schedule
2) You continue to conciously use your mind while laying in bed, I used to do this and it could keep me awake for hours until I became aware of it and prevented it. One way to prevent it is to focus in on one thing and block all others out, almost like meditating, bring yourself to the present (this is what 'Dream Play' does). One way to do this is to focus on 3 objects in the room around you, then focus in on 3 objects on your body, and then 3 objects within your body. And not allow your concious mind to drift into thinking about random thoughts.
With my Photoreading course I got the "Dream Play" paraliminal CD and using it, I am asleep in 20 minutes or less. Normally sometimes it takes 1-3 hours. But not once has it exceeded 20 minutes with the Dream Play cd.. which also promotes lucid dreaming!
Last edited by tropicality; 11-10-2006 at 12:27 AM.