The Sandman comes when the body’s temperature drops. Exaggerate that effect with a toasty bath or shower then lie down and let your body heat get low.
Even the smallest amount of light can disturb slumber. That means TVs, computers, and even hallway lights should be switched to the off position until you’ve landed safely on the other side of morning.
Putting your iPod on shuffle isn’t the best idea for drowning out your partner’s snoring. You never know when a jolting party anthem will come up. Instead, sleep with a fan on or invest in a sound machine that can produce white noise to block the racket of the outside world.