• Sleeping on a comfortable bed is of utmost importance for a good peaceful sleep.
  • Avoid short naps during the day as it may upset the natural body clock.
  • Keep regular sleeping and waking time, this will make your body expect sleep at the same time every day. Keep up the schedule even during weekends.
  • Avoid looking at the watch or clock which attracts your attention and make you feel anxious about time elapsed before you get sleep.
  • Do not avoid sleep when you are sleepy.
  • Relaxation techniques like meditation, breathing exercises help to relax the mind and body and aid in getting a good sleep.
  • Avoid activities like office work or any other stressful activity etc. in the bedroom before you sleep. This can affect your sleep by causing increased mental activity.
  • Do not perform any strenuous physical activities or exercises before sleeping, this can delay sleep.
  • If you do not feel sleepy, do not get perturbed by it, try relaxing on the bed. Keep the room dark and avoid any noise that can disturb sleep.
  • Avoid stimulating activities like watching TV, using the computer, job related reading or work at bedtime.
  • Limit the consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and smoking they interrupt normal sleep pattern.
  • Avoid heavy meals before bedtime. Preferably eat your dinner at least 2 to 3 hours before sleeping.
  • Keeping a journal and noting down your worries helps prevent recurring thoughts about them during sleep.
  • Avoid drinking two hours before bedtime. It'll help prevent the sleep disturbing mid-night bathroom trips.
  • To help regulate body’s natural biological clock expose yourself to bright light/sunlight soon after awakening.
  • Exercise daily preferably early in the morning this enables you to sleep well.
  • Avoid self medication and various other over-the-counter products to put you to sleep.