I used to do sleep cycle, it’s super helpful. But my coping mechanisms for sleep tend to range from listening to music and rocking, the almighty coping mechanism for ADHD people. When I lay down to try to sleep I always put something on my head. Usually a blanket or something. It blots out light and sound, plus it’s a natural anxiety reducer.
Routines also help you go to sleep too. My sleep schedule completely changes when I am on a proper schedule compared to without it. But I think most importantly…
A lot of the time your body just has its own natural cycle. All people have different sleep times, sleep hours, etc. Unless something is drastically different, of course. My natural sleep schedule is pretty much around 12:00AM-9:00AM, sometimes later. Basically I’m a late nighter who requires at least 8-9 hours of sleep.
Just a tip: NEVER drink strong coffee or anything caffeinated after 6 PM. I did that late last night so I could drive home and I am never doing that ever again.