5. Relax before bed
The hour before bed is crucial to winding down so you can relax and finally snooze. According to a National Sleep Foundation poll, during the hour before bed, around 60 per cent of women do household chores, 37 percent take care of children, 36 percent do activities with other family members, 36 percent are on the Internet, and 21 percent do work related to their jobs. Add cooking, shopping and entertaining to that and the holiday season can set you up for some late nights. Traveling, having out-of-town visitors and an all-around busy agenda make it hard to predict your day-to-day schedule, but make sure to set that one hour aside so when the day is over, you’re ready for bed.