Originally Posted by 5kgLifter
Make sure the bedroom is pitch black; one small ray of light on the skin sets off our wake-up cycle, apparently. We use a heavy black sheet hung up against the window and then draw curtains across that.
Turn lights down low in the room prior to going to the bedroom, so that the living room lights are also bringing about a state of sleepiness.
When winding down try and cut out as much external noise as possible.
The above may help a bit, every little helps.
Fascinating. Really makes me wonder why I'm out in 10 minutes with the lights on, but lie awake for hours if its pitch black.