Sleep is so important because it allows the brain to recover from the rigours of the day. Not getting enough has been found to increase the risk of obesity, heart disease and depression.
But even if you cut back on the late nights, how to tackle the problem of falling asleep? Here are some tips:
dusting down old and familiar CDs
Just repeating "the" could be the solution. It's known as a blocking strategy
Popular in the 1980s, power naps have a fast and effective restorative power that is hard to beat
Napping at work isn't acceptable in the UK, but in Japan dozing
I could have used this article years ago to try and get myself to sleep.
Better late than never...