We know it’s important to get enough sleep for our health and well being, yet many of us struggle to sleep well. I’ve read about sleep, talked with my doctor, taken medication, and monitored my sleep with apps on my phone. These are the keys I’ve found for good sleep – maybe they will help you too.
1. Establish a Bedtime Routine
I start preparing for a good night of sleep just about the time we finish cleaning up dinner. We set up the coffee maker and tidy the house. I put my computer and any books I need in my quiet spot in our living room where I spend the early hours of the morning.
I resist the urge to watch a show or work on my computer, because even when I’m very tired, I’m tempted to stay awake much later than when I read a book.