A is forA routine. Sporadic bedtimes aren't as effective for getting a good night. Humans are creatures of habit...
B is forBubble bath.
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C is forCool the room. Just a little bit, not to zero degrees. I always sleep better if it's not boiling hot.
D is forDressing gown. Disclaimer: not necessarily exclusively for evenings. Sunday mornings is why.
E is forExhale. Hyperventilating at night is never a good thing.
F is forFeeling too full or feeling too empty. Neither of which are condusive to getting a comfortable night.
G is toGive thanks to the day.
H is forHerbal tea. Particularly the chamomile variety.
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I is forIroning your clothes for the next day.
J is forJotting down the things that are bothering you so you don't have to think about them, at least until the morning.
K is forKeep wearing ear plugs if you have to block out noise.
L is forLavender. The colour (and smell) of calm and drifting into sleep.
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M is forMaking a packed lunch for tomorrow, so you're ready to go.
N is forNothing else matters.
O is forOrganizing things as much as possible so that you don't go to bed with your head a whirlwind.
P is forPraying.
Q is forQuitting alcohol. It makes for a poor quality night's sleep.
R is forReading a good book [although perhaps not a riviting page turner that is going to be difficult to put down until 2am!]
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S is forSet the alarm.
T is forTurn it off! Laptop, iPhone etc. The blare of the screen alone is enough to make one's brainwaves excited.
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U is forUnder the covers, because there is no place cosier.
V is for'Vado a letto', or in English, 'I go to bed'. A good night's sleep is impossible if we don't let ourselves get enough hours.
W is forWater. A fresh glass on the bedside table.
X is for~X~X~X~
don't forget your goodnight kiss!
Y is forYawning - it makes you feel tired!
Z is forZero worries!
What are yours?