Ensuring a healthy bedtime routine has been a priority for parents looking to get their child into good sleeping habits in their childrens beds to take with them right through to adulthood. Indeed, a leading sleep expert has revealed that a good sleep routine could actually improve an individual's quality of rest. Sammy Margo, sleep expert and author of the Good Sleep Guide, explained that good quality sleep cannot always be guaranteed with a comfortable bed and it isn't always possible to drop off soon after our head hits the pillow. She then went on to outline some of the best ways to de-stress after a hard day's work, such as avoiding confrontation, caffeine or watching TV that is likely to get your head working overtime such as the news. Meanwhile, reading, listening to music or taking a bath with drops of lavender can encourage sleep, she added. "We need to be gradually wound down - we haven't got an on-off switch. Implementing a bedtime routine that can last around an hour is a good idea."