When it comes to getting a decent night’s sleep, most of us know the drill: have a relaxing bedtime ritual, create a restful environment, stick to the same sleep schedule every day, avoid caffeine in the evening.
Yet armed with this advice, we still can’t sleep at night. According to a report released earlier this year (Jan 2016), almost half of British women (46%) and 36% of men say they have trouble sleeping.
Our fast-paced, 24/7, technology driven lives certainly don’t help when it comes to switching off. Late-night work emails, Netflix drama binges, disruptive blue-screen light, all conspire to make us feel wired instead of tired.
So as an antidote to the sleep enemies of modern life, we’ve compiled a list of five of the quickest, easiest and most effective science-backed tricks for preparing your mind and body for a restful night’s sleep.