Create a Set of Nighttime Rituals

Before I go to bed I check the locks on all the doors, turn out the lights, let out the dog, wash my face, pull down the shade in the bedroom and curl up with a good book. Creating nightly rituals like checking the house, brushing your teeth, reading before bedtime will send subconscious signals to your brain it's time to relax.

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