Sleep hygiene – see Patient fact sheet:
• No daytime naps
• No late in the day exercise or caffeine
• Routine helps sleep patterns - same time down and up
• Bed only for sleep, no TV or computers or iPads (designed to stimulate your brain, not help it relax and hence not good for pre sleep)
• Don't stay in bed awake too long – if you cant sleep, get up for 15 minutes, and then start your routine over.
Are things or people worrying you?
Use a pad or paper to write down stressors and let them go, you can fall asleep and you know that you will not forget these issues and you can pick them up again tomorrow.