1. Having a consistent bedtime and wake up time can help your body know when it is time to sleep. Just like children's bodies respond well to routines, adult bodies do too!
2. Allow yourself time to transition from the hectic day before heading to bed. Taking a warm bath, reading a book, listing to some soft music or meditating can all help your body relax and prepare for sleep.
3. Keep your bedroom dark and quiet and try to go to bed without the television on.
4. Try to keep caffeine and alcohol to a minimum as it can interfere with sleep causing you to wake up more during the night.
5. Exercising in the morning or afternoon (just not right before bed) can make it easier for your body settle into sleep.
6. If you have insomnia and you are still wide awake after 15 minutes it can be helpful to do something relaxing (like reading a book) and when you feel tired, head back to bed.
Wishing you all a restful nights sleep!