Miranda's post about her mornings is an inspiring read - as someone who always gets up early I can attest to the benefits of that kind of start to the day. As to the evenings, Miranda mentions that she's "a difficult sleeper", and so for anyone like her I thought I'd offer a few suggestions from my evening routine which I find aid restful sleep.
I do the following more often than not:
I switch off the computer around 9.00 or 9.30 (I watch almost no television, so podcasts, blogs, websites of interest usually supply my entertainment).
Next, a bath. A shower is fine, but a bath is better for relaxation. I use Olverum which is wonderful stuff.
After that, around 15 minutes of yoga. Again, this is very relaxing; it also helps to keep my dodgy back in reasonable shape.
Off to bed with a good book, but also This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray* (Mr. C. likes it very much, too), Sleep Balm, and Dream Cream for hands and feet. You may not need all these, but I've turned their use into a little ritual, and that in itself helps prepare me for sleep.
I hope that's of some use for anyone who has trouble nodding off. Sweet dreams!
*You could also use a few drops of lavender oil, or pop one or two lavender sachets inside the pillow case.