Thank you to the many readers who contacted us following the letter from Mrs Russell asking for sleep tips... ■ Like Mrs Russell, I am a very light sleeper and don’t sleep well, so I hear every sound. My grandson suggested
I use some noise-abating headphones and listen to meditating music and this seems to work well for me. I usually fall asleep reading my book. It’s so calming and also helps me with stress and anxiety so I recommend anyone give it a try. ■ Counting backwards from 1,000 works for me. As the number gets lower, I start to drift off. ■ I keep a pen and notepad by my bed and if I’m lying awake thinking of something I must remember to do, I write it down then I can forget about it and go to sleep.