For years now I have had a delayed sleep pattern. At its latest I was sleeping between 6 - 7am to 1 - 2pm every day. However I managed to get it forward a bit by taking prescription sleeping pills every night for a while. I got my sleeping to 2am - 10am but then run out of pills. Since then it has slipped back a little and I go to sleep anytime between 2 and 5am. Has anyone had any success in bringing their sleep pattern forward? I would like to have a more normal sleep pattern, but don't know how to bring it forward without taking more prescription sleeping pills. I have tried pretty much all of the herbal and non-herbal pills you can get without a prescription but none of them are strong enough to get me to sleep earlier. Meanwhile, my doctor has said that I have already had quite enough sleeping pills and doesn't want to give prescribe me anymore. Any ideas as to other ways to get my sleeping pattern forward? And is it important to get a delayed sleeping pattern back to normal? Does it really make much difference?