It's a wrong information that anyone can take sleeping pills. They are not to be taken on your own. It has to be decided by the doctor. So the best alternative is to exercise everday day which will relax the mind and body and induce natural sleep. A healthy diet
is also very important. Read more about healthy lifestyle (from health magazines or from the internet) and adapt good habits. Avoid all bad habits. Learn yoga and pranayam which can improve not only sleep quality but enhance strength and stamina.