Prepare for Sleep

Follow a relaxing routine before bedtime to help your body make the transition from being awake to sleeping.

If you are likely to wake up because of hunger, eat a small snack before bedtime.

Educate and insist that your family and friends not disturb you when you are sleeping.

Keep light levels low 1-2 hours before bedtime. Consider adding dimmer switches to bathrooms and other places you frequent before going to bed.

Brushing your teeth, washing your face, and getting dressed for bed can help you relax and sleep. You can set an alarm an hour or so before bedtime to remind yourself to start doing only relaxing activities to get your body ready for sleep.

Avoid the following before bedtime: