Don't worry, not being able to sleep is nothing to be ashamed of. Why not try Nytol? It can be a great way to help get you back into your natural sleeping rhythm and they really worked for me.
Make sure your bedroom is cool. A hot room or covers that are too warm may disturb your sleep and leave you unsettled. Ideally you want a temperature that's comfortable when you go to bed and cools to around 16-18°C through the night.
The right amount of light in your room is really important. Having a completely dark room is not as beneficial as you'd think, although it might help you nod off quicker. Ideally you want to leave a little room for some dawnlight to help wake you up naturally in the morning.
Turning off the TV and picking up a book is one thing, but it's also worth putting your tablet or smartphone to bed an hour before you go too. These devices emit a blue light that can keep you switched on even when you don't want to be.
Ok, so we don't recommend drinking alcohol or caffeine before bed, as both contain stimulants that can stop you dozing off or enjoying an unbroken sleep.
But, hot milk can be a great way to unwind and get the calm feeling that makes bedtime worthwhile. And researchers from the School of Life Sciences at Northumbria University have recently found that drinking Montmorency cherry juice can also increase your levels of melatonin3 (the sleep hormone) too.
Snoring can affect you or someone you love. And nobody wants their breathing problems to be a source of irritation to their sleep or their relationship. Thankfully there's no need for that midnight pillow fight anymore. Try reducing your snoring with a variety of treatments including throat sprays, nasal passage plasters and mouth guards.
Don't worry, we're not telling you what to wear in bed. No, what we're suggesting is looking at herbal remedies to help you relax before sleep. Lavender drops on the pillow or using a blend of natural herbs such as valerian and passion flower are traditionally used to help you relax.
You may or may not have considered using sleeping aids like Nytol before, but they can be a really great way to help you drift off and get back into your natural sleep pattern. Designed to ease you into restful sleep, they're designed to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to go.
Yep, that's right, we're telling you to count sheep. Having something to take your mind off not sleeping can help you fall asleep without even noticing. So take a few deep breaths, shut your eyes and see how many of those woollen clouds make it over the fence.