Exercise during the day helps but make sure you don’t do it too close to bedtime. Don’t do any rigorous exercise within a few hours of going to bed.
Don’t have screen time to close to bedtime and don’t have screen time in bed at all. That includes watching TV, using your cell phone, or reading ebooks. There’s some things you don’t want to do in your bed.
Which brings me to my next point. The bed is for two things only. One is sleep and the other I won’t mention since this is PG rated blog. This means don’t even do things like read or do homework on your bed. Although, reading before going to bed is a great way to relax.
A few more things, try not to have a big dinner before going to sleep. Ben Franklin once said “Have hefty breakfast, a small lunch, and sup light.” Something like that.
Some people think that drinking alcohol will help them sleep through the night but there’s at least one problem with this. I’ve read in my local newspaper, The Fresno Bee, that although alcohol can help you fall asleep it might wake you up by the time it’s metabolized. Not to mention, you can become an alcoholic. Two out of five people who drink develop a drinking problem. Why be one of them while trying to get some sleep?
Here’s one more thing. When you can’t fall asleep don’t just lay there in bed and don’t try sleeping in a different position. Get up and sit in a dark room until you feel sleepy. I didn’t even get to darkness in this blog post. It works like a charm.