How can one get a good night's sleep if you're under a lot of stress at work?
It sounds stupid, but leave work at work. Bringing home your stress does no good.
Sometimes, I can't leave work at work. This is how I cope with the stress.
-Leave a notebook and pen in your bedside drawer. Any thoughts you have, or something you remembered you have to do, a good idea, etc. Write it down. Remind yourself, its in the notebook, you'll deal with it in the morning. You won't forget.
-Allow yourself time to stress and think about work. Not too much time, but enough to acknowledge the stress. Allow yourself to feel sorry for yourself.
-Take time before bed to wind down. Watch your favorite show. Read a book. Take a bath. Have a cup of tea. Whatever it may be. Yes, you are stressed. But you deserve to relax for a little while.
-Breathe. Calm yourself down. Everything you are worried about, will still be there in the morning. You cannot do anything about it right now. So why let it affect your sleep?