Ways to Fall Asleep Easily: Poor sleep is nothing to yawn at—it takes a toll on everything from your job performance and sex life to overall health. Falling asleep isn’t always as simple as placing your head upon a pillow and shutting your eyes. Thoughts, worries and discomfort all have a way of worming their way into your mind, preventing you from falling asleep. Here are top ten real ways to fall asleep easily.
Top 10 Ways to Fall Asleep Easily:
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1. Make sure you’re hydrated.
You’ll find it a lot harder to go to sleep if your body wants to stay awake for some reason, make sure you’re not thirsty, hungry or need to pee before going sleep, also it’s a good idea to keep a bottle of water by your bedside. Read also; Health Benefits of Drinking Water Daily.
2. Try to be in a cool room.
When it’s cold you body will be drawn to heat and the difference between the temperature of your room and the temperature under your blanket is what draws you to it. One of the number one reasons people don’t want to get out of bed in the morning is it’s too cold comparative to the confines of their bed. When you go sleep your body temperature naturally lowers and then when you wake up it starts to rise again.
3. Take a bath.
A shower works too, just not quite as well, after a shower you should feel refreshed and ready to go sleep. If you’re going to take a bath try to use some relaxing bathing oils or bath salts and soothe yourself into a relaxed state. Make sure you don’t fall a sleep in the bath though. Read Also; 10 Simple and Easy Ways to Be Healthier.
4. Try sleeping naked.
This one probably isn’t applicable to everyone but if you can, give it a go. It may sound a little dumb, but clothes constrict you’re moving and make it more difficult for you to wriggle in your sleep, but when you’re nude you don’t have that problem, also it’s good for you skin and will make you less prone to an impromptu midnight feast.
Doing 100 jumping jacks and 50 push ups should wear you out enough to fall asleep easily, it’s a lot easier to go sleep if you actually want to. Read Also; Simple and Easy Exercises for Fitness.
6. Stop drinking caffeine close to bed-time
2-3 hours or so before is ideal, caffeine’s job is to keep you awake, that’s what it’s designed to do and it’s what we use it for. Yet so many people (myself included) decide to drink Tea or Coffee regularly through out the day, you don’t have to stop doing that or anything just have a cut-ff point for caffeine. Another more creative idea to do with caffeine is drink a large amount of it (2-3 cups) within about an hour time period, Then once your rush of energy wears off, you should naturally start to feel drowsy and tired, making it easy to go sleep.
7. Listen to soothing sounds.
This one’s a little odd I have to admit, but a lot of people do it and it seems to work for them, so why not for you? Simply go to YouTube, search “songs to help you go sleep”, put you headphones on, lie back and relax. There’s probably a lot of science behind why this works but essentially you’re just listening to relaxing sounds that you’re mind enjoys hearing.
8. Skips a night of sleep.
This is probably the most questionable tip on this list, but it’s not without it’s merits. I used to do this quite often before I managed to get into a good sleep routine and it seemed to work quite well for me. Sometimes it gets to about to 5 or 6 am and I have to get up at 8, yet I still haven’t managed to go sleep, I know I should have went sleep a long time ago, but I just didn’t, and now I’m at this really difficult point, do I try to go sleep for the 2 hours or so or do I just stay awake all night and try to go bed early tomorrow.
Well the later is almost always correct. If you try to get those few hours into tonight, you’re going to wake up in a few hours feeling groggy not happy to be awake, you’re going to want to get a couple more hours but can’t, so what do you do? You force yourself to get up and go through the day of work or school then you come home and find yourself just not quite able to go sleep, then some time goes by and it’s 3 am and you’re still awake, then you wake up the next still not refreshed. this continues until your weekend where you essentially sleep for 40 hours and wake up Monday recovered. Alternatively you can skip the night of sleep, not force yourself to wake up and just go through the day, you’ll start to feel tired about 2 pm but if you can try and push yourself to 6. You’ll clamber into your bed eager to go to dreamland and awake, 14 hours later, completely refreshed and ready to go.
9. Don’t take naps.
This one is sort of a a run on from last. Naps however long they may be are cutting into your sleep time and making it more difficult for you to go to sleep later. imagine it as a percentage. You need to be 70% tired to go sleep. Now when you take your name you’re 75% tired, but when you wake up from that nap you’re 55% tired, so now you have to get yourself 15% more tired before you can go sleep, but if you’d only waited a couple of hours, you could go sleep with no problems.
10. Get some pills.
This is my least favourite of all the options but sometimes you have to do it, like it or not pills work, if you need to get to sleep, they will get you there, however if you’re not careful you’ll become dependant on them and find it even harder to sleep without them, so try some over the counter products if you really need to, and you’re still having trouble talk to your doctor.
Written By: Coner McAlwane