Taking a little time to just sit down and relax your mind, in a comfortable position, can do absolute wonders in terms of making it far easier for you to fall asleep when you feel like you’ve exhausted all hope. The thing about falling asleep easily is that it can easily be compared to trying to think about not thinking about something; if you’re able to out your mind into a place where it won’t be actively obsessing over what you’re trying to do, sleep will come far more easily than it would before.
Cut Back on the Coffee
While restlessness can oftentimes be pretty strong motivation to get yourself a little sugar rush late at night, it can actually wind up having the opposite effect of what you really want to happen. The constant caffeine will serve no other purpose than keeping you awake for a much longer time than you want to be, so in order to prevent this from happening, try to minimize your caffeine intake as you close in on bedtime; this will keep you from simply not being able to sleep due to being over-stimulated.
Normalize Bed Time
If you make sure to always go to bed at a preset time, you can actually train your body to be more prone to sleeping whenever you choose to retire at that time. While we are undoubtedly a very advanced species, much like our uncivilized neighbors across the planet, we are creatures of habit. We have an internal clock that regulates our energy level based on what we do and when we do it, so by training the body to associate a certain time with the time that you choose to sleep, you will be able to always find yourself easily dozing off at that time after only about a couple days.
Have a snack
As long as it isn’t overly sugary, which will cause over-stimulation, you can actually make yourself doze off much easier if you have a little snack before you hit the hay. The settled feeling in your stomach will make you feel more heavy and rested, less prone to be thinking about things to do or meals to plan; like many animals, we are relatively sedated when we are full with food. There’s no need to have yourself a five course meal, but something light and filling will do just fine.