How Can You Fall Asleep Faster NATURALLY?
Want to fall asleep faster at night? You are not alone! A lot of people also have issues falling asleep with anxiety.
Sleeping problems are tied to weight gain, stress, and everything else under the sun.
You can go to the gym all you want and diet all you want. If you are not sleeping well, it doesn’t matter!
They are all common problems, as our country in general has an insomnia problem. Everyone wants to fall asleep faster!
- Either way, poor sleep and insomnia is a huge problem today!
I am going to tell you how to sleep better at night naturally, so you can wake up feeling rested and like a million bucks.
- Everyone knows that sleep is important, but they do not know why!
Did you know that sleep is more important than diet and exercise?
That’s what the latest research scientists are saying today, I’m just the messenger!
Why don’t people pay more attention to sleep if it’s so important?
- That is because most people don’t know how important sleep is, and they also don’t know how to sleep better naturally.
Why do you think sleeping drugs sell like crazy? It’s because you get put to sleep faster, and than you get addicted to them!
Knowing how to sleep better naturally and even with anxiety, is a skill you must learn in order to save your health!
Why Is Sleep Important?
Sleep is something a lot of people don’t pay attention to.
People just know they should get good sleep, but how much effort and preparation they put into that is another story.
Everyone needs to understand that if your body does not get the rest it needs, it simply won’t be able to function properly.
- Scientific research proves that sleeping well is far more important than your diet and also exercise.
That might be surprising to you, but take a couple things into consideration.
When you are tired, you make bad decisions! The same goes when you feel bad from a starvation diet.
- Have you ever seen a person wake up at 2 am to binge watch a tv show and say…
“Hey, can you pass me the broccoli?”
Of course not, it’s always, “pass me the chips or the pizza!” Why does this happen?
Because your body is not in its best state, and that means that it’s not feeling good.
- What do people do when they are not feeling good?
They reach for something that will make them feel good, and those things are usually junk food.
Considering the fact that most of your body’s melatonin is stored in your stomach, what you eat has a lot to do with how you sleep!
- Now I am going to give you “scientifically proven ways to fall asleep in seconds!”
Fall Asleep In 10 Seconds
- Relax every muscle you possibly can above the neck. Entire face and jaw.
- Drop the shoulders to release tension and let your hands drop to the side of your body.
- Slowly Exhale and try to relax as much as possible.
- Relax your entire lower body and every muscle in your legs.
- Picture yourself on a beach with a nice breeze looking at the ocean.
- If this doesn’t work, try saying the words “don’t think” over and over for 10 seconds.
- Within 10 seconds, you should be out cold!
In case that study is total crap and doesn’t work, here are some great ways to fall asleep naturally!
1. Sleep In A Cold Room!
It has been scientifically proven that sleeping in a room that is between 65 and 75 degrees Celsius helps you get up to 30% more REM sleep!
- Your body likes to be warm when sleeping. If you are in a cold room, your body will naturally produce heat that will relax you.
It will be much easier to fall asleep in a colder room than in a room temperature or hot room. So blast that Air Condition!
2. Try To Stay Awake!
You heard it right! Laying down and focusing on staying awake will work way better than trying to fall asleep!
This is a tactic where your body wares down due to the annoying stress of trying to stay awake.
It is tiring to stay up, so the body gets tired and you then fall asleep.
- This is not something I have heard about too many times, but it works like a charm! Just try it, it will definitely help!
3. Do Not Drink Caffeine Past 2 pm!
Caffeine has a half life of about 8 hours. That means, caffeine stays in your system for 8 hours, and that affects your sleep.
5 hours after you drink your coffee or whatever caffeinated drink, you will not feel the caffeine, but it’s still in your system.
This means that if you drink your Starbucks at 2 pm, you can very well still have some issue sleeping at 10 pm.
- It’s a sneaky thing to watch, but also one of those things that causes poor sleep and nobody knows about it.
4. Stay Away From Carbs Late At Night
Carbohydrates have been proven to ruin a good night sleep. Also any sort of sugars.
- Not to mention that chocolate (your favorite late night snack), has caffeine!
Carbohydrates turn into sugar, and sugar is energy. That is the last thing you want if you have issues sleeping!
I know people that can eat anything no problem, but you are not one of them. That is why you are reading this article.
Stay away from carbs, and anything that has chocolate. It can keep you up all night!
5. Read A Book In Bed!
I don’t know about you, but reading an actual book in bed is definitely something that will put me to sleep fast!
It’s freaking exhausting to read all those words isn’t it? Following the words left to right endlessly under a dimmed light.
- Come on, why do you think kids fall asleep in class!
Try reading before bed instead of watching TV, and you might be in the money before you know it.
6. Wear Socks To Bed!
If you don’t like wearing socks to bed, I don’t care. Try it!
There is research that shows that wearing socks in bed helps you naturally release melatonin at night.
- What does melatonin do? Well obviously it helps you fall asleep, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it right?
Melatonin is sold in stores as a supplement to help people fall asleep faster and longer.
A recent MIT study shows the correct dosage of melatonin that was discovered, if you are interested.
If you are not interested, then just wear socks!
I can tell you this, your body will get used to popping those melatonin pills too, and I do not recommend it.
- It can actually be counterproductive if not taken at the right time.
7. Take A Shower Before Bed!
I know people like to shower in the morning, and feel lazy before bed.
- A lot of people actually think that taking a shower will wake them up, and make it even harder to fall asleep.
On the contrary, no matter the temperature of the water, within minutes of finishing your shower, you will be relaxed.
Your body will come back to it’s original temperature, but the clean feeling with definitely lower your hear rate.
Things That Affect Sleep
You might be surprised, but one of many things that affect sleep is the chlorine in our water.
- That is, if you drink tap water. However, you might be surprised to find out what kind of drugs were found in regular tap water.
“Scientific research has found heart medication, anti-depressants, cholesterol medication, and many other drugs that would shock you.”
How does that happen? It happens because people take drugs, amongst other things, and then they use the bathroom to urinate.
Unfortunately, the water from the sewers gets recycled with chlorine and other things, and gets recycled.
Drinking Caffeine Before Bed
We all know that caffeine can keep us up, and most people do try to avoid it before bed.
- However, many people don’t realize that caffeine has a half life of 8 hours, as I mentioned before.
Caffeine is something many people love, but drinking it in the morning and not in the evening can have significant advantages.
Cell Phone Use And Sleep
We all love our cell phones, especially starring at it before we go to sleep.
- Many people have heard that looking at the light that comes from your cell phone screen can be bad for your sleep, and they are correct.
To provide more detail. every hour you spend looking at your cell phone screen, or even laptop, will take 30 minutes away from you REM sleep at night.
Putting way your phone a few hours before bed is recommended and will definitely make a difference in you getting the rest you need.
Sleeping Temperature And Light
To make the long story short, the ideal room temperature for sleeping conditions should be somewhere between 65 and 70 degrees.
- Your body just responds much better to that, and there are many scientific experiments that support this.
You should also sleep in a pitch dark room with absolutely no sunlight entering the bedroom, or where ever you are sleeping.
Sunlight is not good during sleeping hours, but extremely important during the day.
Sunlight releases serotonin, which is a trigger to later release melatonin.
- It’s not always easy to get the sleep that you need, but the point here is that maximizing the sleep that you get is the most important.
Sleeping longer is not better than sleeping smarter. Best of luck!