Of all the things you have power over in your life, sleep isn’t one of them. No amount of wishing, hoping or willing can make it happen. As soon as you accept that it’s out of your control, you’ll spend less time worrying about it. It’s like traffic during your morning commute, you can either let it drive you nuts daily or know that it’s just a part of life—some days will be smoother than others.
TAKE A BATH
The Sandman comes when the body’s temperature drops. Exaggerate that effect with a toasty bath or shower then lie down and let your body heat get low.
Even the smallest amount of light can disturb slumber. That means TVs, computers, and even hallway lights should be switched to the off position until you’ve landed safely on the other side of morning.
DROWN OUT NOISE
Putting your iPod on shuffle isn’t the best idea for drowning out your partner’s snoring. You never know when a jolting party anthem will come up. Instead, sleep with a fan on or invest in a sound machine that can produce white noise to block the racket of the outside world.