Don’t forget about sleep during the daytime!(for example):
• Minimise your intake of stimulants such as caffeine and alcohol; throughout the day and especially in the evening, when you’re trying to get your body and mind into a more relaxed state for sleep.
• If possible, stick to a regular exercise regime. Exercise not only helps release pent up energy that can be caused by daily stresses, it also generates ‘feel-good’ endorphins which are beneficial to general health. However, exercise close to bedtime can actually disrupt sleep, so ensure to manage your timings carefully.
• Take time to play! Relaxation and ‘good times’ are not only therapeutic and enjoyable in themselves, they can also get your body in best shape for a good night’s sleep.