Make sure you wind down!
Winding down is a critical stage in preparing for bed. There are lots of ways to relax:
A warm bath (not hot) will help your body reach a temperature that's ideal for rest.
Writing "to do" lists for the next day can organise your thoughts and clear your mind of any distractions.
Relaxation exercises, such as light yoga stretches, help to relax the muscles. Don't exercise vigorously, as it will have the opposite effect.
Relaxation CDs work by using a carefully narrated script, gentle hypnotic music and sound effects to relax you.
Reading a book or listening to the radio relaxes the mind by distracting it.
If you need more ideas, you can get help and advice from your GP.