Our brains just love patterns and routines.  Creating a relaxing bedtime ritual trains our brains that it’s time for bed and helps us relax and get ready to fall sound asleep.  What kinds of activities make good pre-bed rituals?  Try relaxing, screen-free experiences like going through and turning off or dimming the lights in the house, taking a nice warm bath, meditating, and reading (just nothing too saucy!), all of which are excellent ways to relax the body and mind for sleep.  Make sure to use this same ritual each night and remember that it may take some time for your brain to catch on.