Wind down at the end of the day.
If you feel anxious at the end of the day and have trouble falling asleep, it's important to take time to relax and wind down. Decide that the 30-60 minutes before bedtime is a time for relaxation for you. Instead of TV, food, alcohol, or caffeine, try a bath, journaling, prayer, or meditation.
- Release your mind from heavy thoughts or important decisions before bed.
- Engage in an activity that you personally find relaxing and make sure you do it every night. Bedtime routines are important to overcome insomnia.