3 Ways to Fall Asleep Faster
Do you ever just lie in bed trying to fall asleep but can’t get there no matter what you do? Even if you wear yourself out throughout the day, there are just some nights where you are unable to deal with stress or stop your mind from racing long enough to fall asleep. If this sounds like a common occurrence for you, here are 3 things you can do to fall asleep faster.
For most people, not being able to sleep means looking to your phone to kill some time on social media, Reddit or news websites. While this may seem like a good idea, technology usage can directly affect your ability to sleep because of the stimulation these devices provide. And don’t think that turning on the TV is any better. The best thing you can do to fall asleep faster is lie in darkness and try to relax.
Focus on Breathing
While commonly used as a stress relief technique, breathing can help relax the body and clear your mind when attempting to fall asleep. Many restless sleepers will attempt to count sheep, but this can actually be counter-intuitive to your goals. Instead, try the 4-7-8 breathing method. Simply inhale for 4 seconds, hold it for 7 seconds and then exhale for 8 seconds. Keep doing this and you will be asleep before you know it!
Studies have shown that falling asleep is much easier when your body is cool. In fact, the supposed optimal temperature for falling asleep is actually 65 degrees. While this may seem too cold for most, warmer temperatures may wake you up while colder could mean trips to the thermostat for adjustment or the collection of more blankets.
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