Here are six (slightly out of the box) tips to try next time sleep is evading you.\n\n\n1. Do a Brain Dump \n\nWrite down all of our thoughts in a diary or journal before bed to help get them out of your head. \nThis doesn’t need to be neat and tidy, it can be in bullet points or drawings. The exercise is to help you free your mind of the thoughts that are keeping you awake. \n \n\n2. Stick to The Same Bedtime Every Night \n\n Keeping to the same (or similar) sleep\/wake routine, regulates the timing of your internal body clock. Over time, this will help you to fall asleep and wake up more easily. \n \n\n3. Read a Boring Book \n\n Also - make sure you are reading from a paper book and not from your phone or e-reader (blue light emitted from these devices can keep you awake). Opt for a book you know will be dull. If it’s too exciting, it might keep you awake wanting to read more. Do you have any boring book suggestions for us? \n\n4. Take your HeadRest \n\n With sleep-supporting herbs at clinicially proven doses: \n\n\nPassionflower to calm your mind \n\n\nChamomile for a sedative effect \n\n\n HeadRest night drops help you to fall asleep and stay asleep. \n \n\n5. Try Counting Backwards Instead \n\n \nThis is a good mix of boring and attention directing. It will direct your thoughts away from the problems of the day, and towards this instead. Choose a random high number like 127 and count down from there. \n Chances are, your mind will want to give up and sign off for the night pretty quickly. \n \n\n6. Repeat A Sleep Mantra \n\n \nTry repeating: \n\n\n“My mind is calm, and my body is relaxed” \n\n\nOr \n\n\n“My body is becoming more relaxed with every breath” \n\n\nRepeat one of these over and over in your head. This helps to stop your mind from straying into overthinking, and reinforces the message that it’s time for bed and your body needs to relax ready for sleep.