Write it down
Racing and irrational thoughts and trivial, unresolved worries can keep us awake. I like to keep a journal or diary on my bedside table and write down any to- dos or things that seem to be swimming around in my mind before bed. I also take this opportunity to take note of the things I’m grateful for: a cosy bed to sleep in, the delicious dinner we enjoyed earlier, the roof over our heads. Practising gratitude sends a warm feeling through my bones, and inspires a lovely sense of contentment — just what is needed when falling into bed.