Try these things to fall asleep faster

Sometimes counting sheep doesn’t work. Get a sleep mask instead.

Feeling deadly tired but unable to fall asleep? Many are afflicted by this and no amount of tossing and turning can lull you to sleep. And suddenly, the stress of not being able to fall asleep is added to the list of things that is keeping you awake. It is a vicious cycle. Annoying, unhealthy, and a vicious cycle.

Try these things to help you fall asleep faster.

Resist napping before your scheduled sleep time

Napping like an afternoon snooze might seem like a good idea but if you are finding it hard to sleep at night, it’s time let that nap go. If you absolutely must nap, make sure it doesn’t exceed more than 30 minutes. Getting a longer shuteye will keep you wide awake cause you are not tired enough.

Definitely fix a sleeping schedule

Committing to a sleep schedule, aiming for a consistent sleep and wake up time will regulate the melatonin in the body. Set an alarm to go to bed as well waking up.

Get rid of all light sources

Get rid of light sources. Make sure to make the room dark enough. Any light during sleep time and your body will think to stay up. Put up light blocking curtains to ease you into sleep.

Definitely sneak in exercising during the day

Engaging in work out during the day helps to sleep at night. Exercising alleviates the mood that releases mental stress that could help you sleep better at night.

Say no to caffeine 6 hours before bed

Caffeine stays in the body for 4 to 5 hours before leaving the body. It’ alright to depend on your morning cup of coffee to jumpstart the day but resist the urge to drink caffeine six hours before hitting the bed. Instead drink herbal tea, chamomile tea as they help you sleep.

Optimize your sleep with white noise machine

Sound is as important as light when it comes to falling asleep easier. Invest in a white noise machine that drown surrounding noises to help you fall asleep. It’s like a constant low noise that encourages and optimises sleep.

Have a bedtime routine that’s soothing

Scrolling on your phone should not be the night-time routine. Instead, put the phone away and go for a routine like light reading. Writing a journal and jotting down everything that’s stressing you out can alleviate the mental stress, helping you fall asleep better and faster.

Warm bath before bed

A warm bath or a shower before bed helps lower the core temperature of the body. Studies have proved that warm bath before going to bed lessens the time you need to fall asleep.


As a pursuing scholar, Sanjukta lives her days reading research papers and lifestyle articles. When she is not pursuing academics, being a noob at video games keep her busy. She believes in equality and a healthy mind over anything else. She doesn't mind having a day-old pizza as breakfast. A hardcore caffeine head.
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