Does it take you longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep? I don't mean to scare you but I recently read that if it does, you better be on the lookout for diabetes and heart disease. Recent research found that women who have trouble dozing off have higher levels of insulin, inflammatory proteins (linked to heart disease), and fibrinogen (which plays a role in stroke). Early detection of risks can help ward off illness. It's also best to find ways to unwind before hitting the sack. Try to listen to music to relax, it can protect your health and help you feel well the next day.