9. Listen to music
Some classical music, played softly, can be soothing and help put one in the calming state of mind when just laying down to sleep. New age music is also a perfect choice since it tends to have little to no percussion or lyrics and the electronic music can lull a person into lower brain wave patterns and sleep. A possible consideration would be to look into the sleep CDs that feature specially formulated music and tones that can also help in the same way. And the good thing about the CDs is that they can be used over and over again and as you get used to them they will work more efficiently as the sounds will trigger the sleep response faster.