While getting a good sleep isn’t always as easy as it sounds, the following things may help.
For more ideas, check out these handy sleeping tips from the Canterbury DHB.
If you or your kids are struggling to get decent sleep due to stress or earthquake activity, you may also find these tips from Cantabrians useful.
"Turn a scary night into a fun adventure by having a big sleep-out on mattresses in a clear space." Mel
"If you're after extra peace of mind, keeping an emergency bag with warm clothes, your wallet and other essentials by the door can help." Dennis
"Do what's needed to feel safe at night - whether that means listening to relaxing music before bed or sleeping in the same room. You need sleep to function." Rachel
For other post-quake advice, check out our practical tips for coping with a disaster.