Minimise stress and anxiety. Keep a to-do list going throughout the day so that at night you can focus on getting sleep.
Create a bed routine. Just like with children, it is important that we learn to switch off by creating a routine where we can slow ourselves down, relax and get ready to sleep.
Avoid caffeine. The effects of caffeine can last over 8 hours, so watch out for that afternoon cup of coffee or caffeinated drink. Rather have a cup of herbal tea before bed (not green tea!)
Kill the lights. Create a tranquil atmosphere where you can relax before bed. Be sure your sleeping space is as dark as possible and as quiet as possible.
Unplug. Turn off the computer and TV and set aside your phone.
Check your mattress and pillow. Make sure your back and neck are getting proper support at night (I can help with suggestions).