The present world is a stressful one. From the starting of the day, you need to rush and every time you have to be the first one. It is a consistent strain that sometime take everything out of you. You may end up predicting that, you will soon become an insane creature. After all the day long struggles, when you will go to sleep it may become a real difficult task for you.
You will keep forcing yourself to drift off to sleep. After keeping the eyes shut for a while, you will figure out that it is getting impossible to shut the brain and concentrate on sleeping. You can not relax the body and the mind. The scenario turns out to be something like this- you are in hurry to sleep, but someone is holding your back.
The problem starts when you can not let go off the usual days stuff. Your brain keeps thinking about the incidents or it keeps predicating the future ones, so one of the elementary ways to drift off to sleep is distracting your brain. To do this you may count on all the unnecessary things that do not relate with your work. It may be the memory of last soccer game that you in the stadium or it may the secret item that is been kept hidden your locker.
Some sort of mediation also helps you to reduce the stress level and give both your body and mind complete relaxation. Deep breathing is a useful tool. When you exhale, imagine that you are eliminating all the pain, stresses and anxieties with it. Keep doing it for several times.
In a nutshell, you have to distract your mind, you have to manipulate it and only by doing this you will be able to have a good sleep.