7 Super Effective And Easy Tips To Fall Asleep Fast
Sometimes no matter how much you just wish to doze off, sweet slumber just won't come to you. Quite honestly, not being able to fall asleep, when you so desperately want to can be very frustrating. However, there are ways to tackle this problem. Check out these tips to fall asleep easily.
This may seem totally counter-productive to what you really want to do, but listen up before you make assumptions. Deciding to stay awake and repeating to yourself that "I will not sleep" leads to the brain actually making you fall asleep as it does not react that well with negatives. So if you desperately want to fall asleep, just keep repeating to yourself that you won't sleep. This is a kind of reverse psychology trick.
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Walk Into Sunlight
Don't walk into the scorching sunlight at noon, that will just harm your skin. But, rather when you open your eyes in the morning, don't stay in bed instead walk out into the soft morning light and do your bit of stretching and walking. This sends signals to your body that you are now awake and fresh and the body automatically starts going into a sleep mode 14-16 hours later.
One may think that sleeping during the day will hamper ones sleep at night, however that is not true if the day time sleeping is well regulated. Taking a power nap of not more than 30 minutes each day, at a fixed time can actually help reenergize your body and prevent over exhaustion that effects falling asleep at night. The time 30 minutes after your lunch is the most ideal time for an afternoon siesta.
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Another way to ensure that you do fall asleep at night is to physically tire yourself to the optimum. Workout, jog, run, skip, swim etc, basically do anything that you know will physically tire you out. Remember, different people have a different threshold for getting tired, find yours and stick to it, and make sure you don't over work yourself.
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Listening to soothing music with 60-80 beats per minute works at lulling a lot of people into deep slumber. Pick out soft soothing tones and make a playlist for the night. Listening to the same tunes night after night will habituate your brain into associating the songs with sleep time and thus, make you fall asleep fast. Also, white noise machines are available in the market to help you get sound sleep.
Bring Down The Temperature
It is essential for our body to cool down if we want to fall asleep and stay asleep. As such, trying your best to cool down the atmosphere in your room is a smart way to trick your body into falling asleep. Crank up the AC or put the fan on fast, snuggle under a warm cover and enjoy a good night's sleep.
Write Notes By The Bed
Sometimes just as we are about to doze off we remember something rather important; something we are supposed to the next day, someone we are supposed to call or maybe a possible ground breaking and promotion gaining idea for work. Since we are already in bed, we now force our brain to remember this piece of information till we can work on it in the morning. This puts undue pressure on our minds and hampers sound sleep. Instead, make it a habit to keep a notepad and pen by your bed so that you can simply jot down your thoughts and keep them safe till morning.
So, those were our tips to fall asleep. Practice them and enjoy sound sleep night after night.