Establish a nighttime routine to let your body know it’s time for bed (ex. – turn the lights down low, stop use of electrical devices or use amber filter on computer and glasses for watching tv, get in your pjs, have a cup of sleepy time tea, take a warm bath with epsom salts to relax, get in bed with a good book, spray lavender on your pillow, take your natural sleep remedy)
Avoid stimulating foods which make it hard to fall asleep and cause nighttime waking (caffeine, alcohol, sugar)
Have a sleep-inducing bedtime snack (see Sleepy Time Snacks blog post)
Make sure you are well-hydrated (being dehydrated will cause nighttime waking)
Meditate – There are many online guided meditations and apps for sleep. Doing this will help you unwind and fall asleep more easily. I plug my headphones into my phone and often wake up in the morning with them still in my ears! Now that’s a good night’s sleep!