Don't eat or drink anything (except water) at least two hours before bedtime.
We know it's tempting to have that last glass of wine or piece of chocolate cake before bed—but don't do it! Your body needs time to digest food before it goes into rest mode. Eating too close to bedtime will keep your mind awake as your body tries to process all those carbs and fats.
Make sure your room is cool and dark, with no bright lights or loud noises nearby.
If you're in an environment that's too warm or bright, you'll be too alert to fall asleep. Trying to sleep in a bright room with loud sounds, it's basically like going to bed with a jackhammer.
Keep screens out of the bedroom entirely—this includes phones, tablets, and TV screens!
This is a big one—turn off your phone and put it in another room. If you keep your phone on your nightstand, you're more likely to pick it up in the middle of the night and check it (that is definitely keeping you up).
Stick to a regular sleep schedule and wake up at the same time every day.
This will help regulate your circadian rhythm so that you're more likely to fall asleep when it's time for bed.
Know what is truly comfortable to you.
It's okay to be picky about the things you surround yourself with at night—after all, it's your time to recharge! Your choice of mattresses, pillows, and blankets affects how well you sleep. Weighted blankets, for instance, have proven to be successful in treating a range of mental health conditions, such as anxiety and sleep disturbances.