1. Try to get 8-10 hours of sleep a night.
Go to bed when you feel tired. Stick to a routine of getting up at the same time every day, whether you still feel tired or not. The more you do this, the easier it will be to get to sleep.
2. Caffeine and sugar will keep you awake
They're stiumulants, which means they'll stop you from getting to sleep. Caffeine can stay in your body for hours after you've had chocolate, a fizzy drink, tea or coffee. Try not to drink caffeinated drinks after mid-afternoon and cut down on sugar in the evening.
3. Alcohol doesn't help with sleep
Drinking alcohol at night will force your body into a deep sleep too soon. It disturbs your sleep patterns, making you wake up after a few hours.
4. Eat earlier for a good night's sleep
Try to have your dinner early in the evening rather than late. Your body needs time to digest food properly.
5. Sleep helps physically and emotionally
Getting enough sleep is really important. It helps you to concentrate and learn, can help you maintain a healthy weight and feel more able to cope with difficult feelings.
6. Don't lie in too long
If you've had a bad night, don't sleep in the next day. It'll just make it harder to get to sleep the following night. Set an alarm 10 minutes before you'd usually get up to give yourself more time in the morning.
7. Have screen-free time before bed
Stop playing computer games, watching TV and using your phone before bedtime. Even though these can help with boredom or distract you, they can stop you from falling asleep.