1 Maintain a two-hour winding-down routine before bed – no phone, no TV, just relaxing activities.
2 Keep a regular sleeping pattern, trying as far as possible to go to bed and get up at the same times each day.
3 Exercise during the day. Exercise aids sleep, but don't do it too close to bedtime as it can inhibit the ability to sleep.
4 Avoid caffeine and alcohol as they can really interfere with sleep quality – that goes for tea and green tea too, which are rich in caffeine.
5 Get sufficient sleep each night – eight hours are recommended.