Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep?
Avoid nicotine and caffeine, stimulants whose effects could take hours to fully wear off.
Get some exercise, but no later than 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
Skip those “nightcaps.” Alcohol might cause drowsiness, but it keeps you in lighter stages of sleep and makes you prone to waking up.
Don’t eat large meals or drink fluids too late so you can avoid indigestion or frequent bathroom trips.
Unwind before bed with relaxing activities, such as reading or a hot bath.
Address distractions in your bedroom, including noises, bright lights and uncomfortable temperatures.
Stick to a sleep schedule—even on the weekends.