Too many people just don't sleep well or long enough. This is probably because they never learned how to sleep. They didn't learn because they were never properly taught. So let me tell you how the professionals do it.
Here is what you need to do. First check your equipment:
- Soft pajamas or a nightshirt without a collar. If yours has a collar, cut it off so it doesn't chuckle your neck and chin all night. Flannel is good, or silk.
- Soft sheets, because you will toss around and any wrinkles underneath will subliminally disturb you.
- A sleep mask, like you get on long airplane flights. Light that seeps through your eyelids can suppress secretion of melatonin, a body chemical necessary for restful sleep.
- Also, cover your head with a watch cap or even a bandana and pull it down over your forehead. It will block light from reaching your pineal gland and activating some pesky hormones.
- If it is cool where you sleep, wear socks (hypoallergenic of course) to keep those tootsies warm. That may seem weird, but after all, who's watching?
An hour before going to bed, go for a walk in the cool of the evening to unkink your muscles, fill up with fresh air and tucker yourself. If you're afraid to walk at night in your neighborhood, try running. When you come home, drink a nice glass of water.