21/12/2011 12:01 GMT | Updated 21/12/2011 12:25 GMT

Sleep Tips For The Longest Night Of The Year

Today is the shortest day of the year - or as we prefer to see it, the longest night. So rather than lamenting the shortage of daylight hours, we suggest you celebrate the darkness of the winter solstice with a blissful night's sleep.

From drifting off peacefully and sleeping soundly through the night to waking up feeling energised and refreshed, the sleep tips below from Marianne Davey of the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association will have you wishing every night was a long night.

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