Matt J wrote:Go to bed earlier. According to certain sleep theories, pre-midnight sleep is more important that post-midnight sleep. Our bodies would naturally like to go to sleep a few hours after the sun goes down.
... and, if you can, sleep in a room with blinds open so the daylight triggers your wake-up.
Establishing a routine
(any routine) also helps you go to sleep faster and sleep more soundly because it reinforces your circadian rhythms instead of constantly disrupting them. If you keep changing your bed-time by hours, you keep giving yourself jet-lag without even the fun of going on holidays.
Matt J wrote:Also, don't drink caffeine six hours before you go to sleep.
That one never bothered me too much, actually, though I do know people who are strongly affected.