Easy wins: resist caffeine after midday and maybe score an afternoon nap

You could try cutting out caffeine entirely, but the withdrawals may mean the cure is worse than the disease. But keep it to mornings and reap the rewards

Do you have trouble falling asleep straight away or are you prone to waking up in the middle of the night? Of the many things that could be interrupting your restful slumber, caffeine is among the most likely culprits.

Caffeine has a quarter life of 10 to 12 hours, meaning that if you have coffee to get through an early afternoon meeting, you could still have caffeine coursing through your system at midnight.

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