7 tips to create a healthy sleep routine
The first step toward a good night's sleep is establishing a healthy pre-bedtime routine. Here's how to create an environment that will allow your mind and body to relax and ease into a sleepy state
1. Unwind early
If you know you need to get to bed by 10 p.m. it won’t do your sleep efforts any good to be moving at high speed until 9:55. Shut down the television, computer, video games or other high-stimulus activities at least 30, and ideally 60, minutes before sleep. Allow your mind to shift gears from work mode to sleep mode.