Sleep hygiene refers to positive habits that promote a restful sleep. It's about developing a bedtime routine so that your body can prepare itself for a good night's sleep. You can't go straight from watching a hectic crime show or doing an assignment to lying in bed and expect an awesome sleep.
*If you're more of a worry wart, keep a notebook/journal next to your bed to release constant thoughts, consider seeing a counsellor or kinesiologist to handle unresolved worries or try a flower essence like Rescue Remedy.
Other little gems include creating a clutter-free environment in your bedroom, gentle stretches, listening to guided meditation CDs, sprinkling a couple of drops of lavender essential oil on your pillow and herbal teas like Planet Organics Calming blend (lemon balm, chamomile and spearmint). One cup of epsom salts and 6 drops of lavender oil in a hot bath also works a treat.
Sweet dreams kids…