Sprinkle just-washed sheets and pillowcases with lavender water or try lavender essential oils. You can put them in a bath or wear it as a perfume. The scent has been shown in studies to promote relaxation, which can lead to better sleep.
Buy a new pillow. Studies show that pillows with an indent in the center can enhance sleep quality and reduce neck pain. I like the Tempurpedic brand.
Eat a handful of walnuts before bed. You’ll be giving yourself a boost of fiber and essential fatty acids along with the amino acid tryptophan — a natural sleep-inducer.
Try listening to a relaxing CD, in a earlier post I have a list of some popular CD’s in my practice.