Set the scene: Make sure your bedroom is a quiet, dark and comfortable environment.
Avoid late meals: large meals before bed can lead to restless sleep.
Wake Up: Don’t use weekends to catch up on sleep! Sleeping in is the silent destroyer of an effective sleep routine.
No pets allowed: It’s fun to cuddle with a furry friend, but a dog or cat can disrupt your sleep pattern.
Unplug from media: Avoid using laptops, tablets, or smart phones in bed. Try reading a book instead.
Be consistent: Try going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day. Try not to stray too much from your weekday routine on the weekend.
If you’d like more in depth information read the attached article from Concern-EAP which examines why sleep is important, clarifies the facts vs. fiction regarding sleep debt, and recommends a sleep hygiene routine to improve your quality of sleep.