10 sleep tips

1. Maintain a regular sleep schedule, including weekends.

2. Soak in a hot bath, read a book or listen to smoothing music.

3. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.

4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.

5. Leave work and televisions out of the sleeping environment.

6. Finish eating at least two hours before your regular bedtime.

7. Exercise regularly. It is best to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime.

8. Avoid nicotine close to bedtime, it can lead to poor sleep.

9. Avoid caffeine close to bedtime.

10. Alcohol, used close to bedtime, can lead to disrupted sleep later in the night.