The importance of getting a good night’s sleep can certainly not be denied but for many of us, a quality seven or eight hours each night can prove incredibly elusive.

If you have been struggling of late to fall asleep or to stay asleep once you do reach the Land of Nod, there are all sorts of strategies you can employ that can maximise your chances of sleeping properly.

First of all, take a look at your routine and see if there is anything there you could change that may be having an impact on how you’re sleeping.

Avoid using screens for at least two hours before you intend to go to bed, as the blue light these emit can cause real sleep disturbances. Reading a book before bed, in contrast, can actually help you sleep better so bear this in mind, as well.

Try to avoid eating anything after 8pm, as it can be hard to nod off if your digestive system is still working away. But a warm drink an hour or so before bedtime can help you enjoy better sleep.

Drinking alcohol in the evening can prove very problematic for sleep quality, so if you have been over-imbibing of late, try and cut back to see if this makes a difference.

Also take a look at what you’re doing during the day. Exercise can prove very effective in helping you sleep better and if you know you may be having one cup of coffee too many each day, perhaps cut back on the caffeine and see how you sleep.

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