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Dr Sophie Bostock, Bensons for Beds’ sleep expert, shares her tips to drift off easier in times of anxiety…

1 Slow, controlled breathing can help to dial down the stress response. Take a few moments to pause and breathe, both during the day and before bed. 2 Sunlight is a natural mood booster. Exposure to natural light in the morning sends a strong alerting signal to the body clock, and will help you feel sleepy in the evening.

3 Protect the last hour of the day to wind down and switch off. Social media is designed to be addictive, and often displaces sleep time. By adopting a set time for a digital detox, there is less chance of getting distracted.

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