2. Relax before going to bed
All too often, people lie down carrying the day’s stress and worries, expecting sleep to just happen and take it all away. But this is not the case. That stress keeps the brain occupied and prevents sleep. The better idea is to stop and take a few deep breaths, relax the muscles and clear the mind before going to bed. It might be helpful to use an affirmation to prepare for sleep, such as, “I am completely relaxed now and prepared for deep restful sleep.” Repeating this several times and maintaining a clear mind while going to bed should help one settle down to sleep.