Health and fitness specialists at Vivotion.com have researched the best ways to help drift off - and stay snoring.
Coffee and tea contains caffeine, a stimulant which intervenes with the process of falling asleep. Substitute for fruit tea or warm milk with cinnamon.
Non-stop worrying can play havoc with sleep patterns. Write down each problem and what can be done about it.
Relax your mind and body by having a warm bath, doing yoga or listening to calm music before you slip into bed.
Establish a strict sleeping routine and set your alarm clock for the same time every day.
Nicotine in cigarettes is a stimulant which means smokers often find it takes longer to go to sleep and will routinely wake up in the night....so it may be time to ditch smoking.
A large amount of food or drink close to bedtime can leave the digestive system working strenuously. Water is great for the body but drinking plenty of it near bedtime can mean frequent trips to the loo which disrupts sleep.
Blue lights from mobile phones and laptops tricks the brain into thinking it's daytime and reduces hormones like melatonin which aids relaxation. Opt for lamps rather than harsh lighting a couple of hours before bedtime.