Create a transition routine
This is something you do every night before bed. It could be as simple as letting the cat out, turning off the lights, turning down the heat, washing your face and brushing your teeth. Or it could be a series of yoga or meditation exercises. Regardless, it should be consistent. As you begin to move into your “nightly routine,” your mind will get the signal that it’s time to chill out, physiologically preparing you for sleep.