Do you need help with sleeping? Are you tired of tossing and turning all night? People who suffer from insomnia are asking the urgent question, "how can I sleep better?"

Read on to find seven tips for better sleep.

1. Make A Schedule And Stick To It

Go to bed at the same time every night, and get up at the same time every morning, even if you're on vacation. You're training yourself to learn a sleep cycle, and to stick with it.

If you don't fall asleep within fifteen minutes after retiring, don't lay there and fume. Get up and read, take a warm shower, or do something else that relaxes you. Stay away from the tv or laptop, as they can leave you wide awake. Go back to bed when you start nodding off.

2. Bedtime Rituals Can Set The Stage For A Good Night's Rest

Do the same thing every night to get ready for bed. A warm shower and a light snack, along with a few stretching exercises, will help you get into the proper mindframe to relax and slip off to dreamland.

3. Avoid Big Meals And Spicy Foods Late In The Evening

But don't go to bed hungry either. You'll have difficulty sleeping either way. Instead, have a light snack of oatmeal and milk, or a handful of almonds, or half a tuna sandwich, or some hummus. These foods contain tryptothan and magnesium, which encourage a good night's rest.

4. A Glass Of Wine Won't Help Relax You

Well, it might for a little while. While alcohol can help you get to sleep faster, it can also disrupt sleep patterns later on, leading to a restless night. Skip alcoholic beverages if you have trouble catching a few ZZZZZ's at night.

5. Lay Off The Cigarettes, Too

Nicotine is a stimulant. It won't relax you. On the contrary, a cigarette before bedtime, or when you wake up at two in the morning, will keep your little eyes wide open.

6. Cut The Caffeine

It goes without saying that you shouldn't be drinking anything that contains caffeine after noontime. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and pop can keep you awake hours after you drink them. Sip on herb tea instead. A good choice at bedtime is chamomile or valerian.

7. Make Your Bedroom A Comfy Little Nest

Draw the shades or close the blinds. Run a fan or the air conditioning to block out any noise. Keep the bedroom at a comfy 68 degrees. It should be just right, not too hot, and not too cold.

Does Fluffy or Rover sleep with you? Kick them out. Somebody scratching or licking themselves in the middle of the night will make it harder for you to catch 40 winks. Instead, provide a basket or blanket for your furry friends to sleep on, and encourage them to use it.

A good night's rest is no accident. Make sure it happens by doing these seven things to help you sleep.

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