We’ve all got our ‘sleep recipes’ - things that help us relax. For me, there are several options I can pick from that work well for me.

A long walk in the evening, a warm shower, herbal tea, a foot massage (if my husband is feeling generous!), and melatonin if I am jet-lagged. 

On days that are too busy and stressful, I may not have time for all of these, but I will always make time for a quick read before bed, this is a must-do for me. 

Lately, I’ve been listening to audiobooks because I can do this in the dark with no blue light from a tablet or a reading lamp, which means I can fall asleep that much faster! I confess, it takes me longer to finish up the book, but I’ll take it for the extra rest time!