8 Tips for Falling Asleep Easily ...

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Think about how long it took you to fall asleep last night;

if it felt like it took forever to drift off, it’s definitely time to consider these tips for falling asleep – lack of sleep can make even the friendliest person grouchy, and it won’t do anything for your stress levels, either!

Here are my top tips for falling asleep quickly, without using medications.

1. Avoid Exercise

Have you started doing push-ups or jumping jacks before bed?

It might not be as good an idea as you thought – not only are you at your most tired just before getting into bed, which decreases effectiveness and makes you more likely to injure yourself, but you are increasing blood flow around the body too, which will wake you up.

One of the best tips for falling asleep quickly is to avoid exercise within three hours of your bedtime, to let your heart settle into a calm state and make drifting off easy.

2. Turn the TV off

Most people these days have learnt to sleep with a certain amount of light, but if you are struggling to drift off, try turning off your TV and computer an hour before bed.

Backlit screens trick your brain into thinking its daytime, and can really prolong the falling asleep process.2

Try listening to calm music, writing or reading instead, as these will let your body relax without the false signals.

3. Start a Routine

It sucks, but it’s true – your body will adapt to a sleep routine, and you’ll find it much easier if you stick to the same sleep/wake cycle.

Pick a realistic time, such as 11pm, and you’ll find you adapt to naturally be ready to sleep at that time.

The good side?

Getting up at 7am will be much easier, as your body will expect it.

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