Great, Kym. What was your process overall in getting to the point where you get 7.5 hours on a regular basis?
I recommend that a person take incremental steps gradually and take as much as a month to get into a good sleep situation.
Tracy, if you need the soothing of voices as you drift off to sleep, you can bring a tape or dvd voie recording into your bedroom and listen while someone reads you a story. :) Lots of great books and short stories on tape.