I need to come up with a better bedtime routine. I've not been sleeping that well and the sleep I do get is fitful, often interrupted and not restful. My wife says that I am often mumbling and kicking my legs so who knows what I'm dreaming about — I can almost never recall.
I started taking some herbal sleeping tablets, the kind you take an hour before you go to bed and they're supposed to help you drop off, but, no matter how tired I become, as soon my head hits the pillow my mind is awash with all manner of thoughts, my body is restless and I can't settle.
I try to read each night — a physical book, not from on screen — but, while my eyes may get tired, it's not helping at the moment. I've tried going to bed a bit later so that I am more tired but this just exacerbates the situation by further reducing the hours available for sleep.
Maybe I need to reintroduce meditation before bed, try to quiet the mind that way, and extend my routine so the period of relaxation is longer.