How to Fall a Sleep Fast

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People usually don’t take sleep very seriously even though there are tons of benefits of sleep. We mostly adapt to our everyday life and force our body’s clock to adapt to our daily one. People often believe sleep is something unnecessary and something that just takes up time.


I mean why would you want to waste most of your night in one position when there’s so much you could do?

It’s a huge mistake of course and we probably wouldn’t be doing it so frequently if we knew what the real consequences are, which may be why we have sleep problems.

Listen to your body

If it needs sleep, try your best to please it. It’s very important to have enough sleep for your body to revitalize. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to function. If you ever had to work a double shift or stay awake for the night, you probably noticed how your body was affected.

Your concentration and attention greatly depend on it. These two things are hardly controllable and if you don’t get enough sleep, your body will try to get it by force. Like it or not, you cannot choose to stay awake for too long because you’ll eventually start drifting to sleep.

Lack of sleep can kill you

Drifting asleep isn’t that big of a deal whether you’re in a meeting or a classroom. However there’s been many deaths associated with people falling asleep while driving for example. It’s generally good for the health and although it’s not that big of a deal to pull an all-nighter, it’s still in your best interest to be healthy and function properly.

It’s not just in your mind

Aside from giving spirit to your limbs, sleep improves your creativity as well as your social skills. Some people require a few hours of sleep, whereas others need quite a bit more. Naturally everyone’s body is different so you should listen to yours and see what it can teach you.

It’s not a disease, but lack of it can cause some. Many mental illnesses have been connected to lack of sleep. And although it’s not exactly a disease, irregular behavior is also a common result. Anger and stress have often been connected to it. Although the human brain remains a mystery even today, it’s obvious what it can do for you.

Your mind works out through its own issues when it’s in the stage of dreaming, and should you decide to skip this process repetitively, your levels of stress will increase.

There is no replacement for sleep, and people often cling to alcohol, cigarettes or coffee for a quick fix. It works once or twice but after a while it becomes and addiction.

It shatters your biological clock and causes your body and mind to go into chaos. Hopefully these tips on how to go to sleep will be of some benefit.


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You’re a human, few limbs and a face, and like so many other human beings, you sometimes have trouble going to sleep at night.

Skim these tips and find the ones that you think may work. The key is to keep on testing until you finally find something that helps you to fall asleep fast.

Read a book

I’ve found that one of the easiest ways to fall asleep fast is to crack open a book and start reading. Soon you’ll start dozing off and hopefully you’ll be able to gain something out of reading too.

There are tons of awesome books on Amazon that cost hardly anything if you purchase them onto your Kindle. I’ve learnt more reading books in the past 5 years than I’ve learnt spending 20 years in ‘government education’.

Get comfortable!

Everything should be perfect. The bed, your clothes and your positioning. All of this is personal preference, so find what works best for you. Adjust the lighting and the surrounding sound. You should also try going to bed at the same time every night.

Use your bed for sleeping only

It’s a psychology thing. Don’t drink, eat or play games in your bed.

If you use your bed specifically for sleeping, your body will get used to the idea and you’ll fall to sleep instantly because your body knows that’s the place to rest. natural sleep remedies

Measure the temperature

I’m going to get a bit technical, but try not to skip this point. It’ll come in pretty useful… I promise.

So your body has a specific temperature that your brain tries to maintain. This is known as the set point.

A slight drop of temperature in your set point is what allows you to sleep in peace. If the room is too hot or too cold, then your body will struggle to achieve the set point.

The solution is to adjust the temperature of your room to 65 – 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can purchase a gauge to measure if your room has the right temperature. This temperature varies from person to person, so be sure to test and see what works for you.

Digest cat urine

Ever wondered how you could sleep for 12 hours yet wake up feeling like crap?

The main reason for this is because of low blood sugar. In the book ‘The four-hour workweek’ Tim suggests that you should have 2 tablespoons of organic almond butter with a couple of celery sticks just before you go to bed.

He also mentions that it tastes like cat urine mixed with asparagus. I’ve tried eating this but honestly I couldn’t hack it. It tastes seriously bad.

I remember Tim mentioning somewhere that you could also try having a few spoons of honey before you go to sleep.

Kill the lights

Reduce the amount of light exposure by 30 minutes before you go to bed. This is because light increases the levels of alertness and will give you sleeping problems. can’t sleep at night

So instead of standing under the full beam of the light while brushing your teeth, try to do it an hour earlier.

Russell Foster has done an awesome Ted talk, where he talks about this in more detail.

How much can you bench?

We’ve all heard this before, but can exercise really improve sleep?

A very recent poll done by the National Sleep Foundation found that regular exercisers have a more peaceful sleep.

Now, what’s important isn’t that you should work out until you have muscle failure.

What’s important is that you do some simple exercise such as taking a walk for 10 minutes or walking up and down the stairs a few times.

However, as the poll had shown, the more intense your exercise is, the better your sleep will be. They found that people who had done rigorous exercise, where twice as likely to get better sleep than those who didn’t.

They also found that two thirds of the vigorous exercisers are faaaar less likely to get symptoms associated with insomnia such as having trouble going to sleep and having trouble waking up early and then falling asleep.

I’m pretty lazy, but what I try to do is exercise vigorously at least 2 – 3 times a week. On the days that I don’t work out, I just take a walk outside or as mentioned before, walk up and down the stairs a few times.

Get off your backside!

In the same poll mentioned above, they found that people who sit less than 8 hours a day are far more likely to have better health as well as improved sleep. tricks to fall asleep

A few things you could do to avoid spending too much time on your seat is to spend a minute every hour just standing up and stretching your legs as well as moving around during your break.

Have a bath before going to bed

Having warm baths relaxes the body; it also helps with headaches too.

Aside from that, you should try to go to bed right after a bath, as that’s when you’ll most likely feel relaxed.

Avoid taking long naps during the day

If you’ve rested quite a bit during the day, then you’ll have trouble falling asleep at night.

Instead you should take a short nap for a maximum amount of 20 minutes. For most of us, any longer than this and you’ll go into deep sleep.

The problem with going into deep sleep is that it’s difficult to wake up from. If you’ve ever suddenly woken up from being in deep sleep, you’ll know the type of tired-feel-like-crap feeling you get.

Avoid stress

Going to bed gives us a chance to really think about our recent experiences. If you’ve had something constantly popping up in your mind and causing you to be stressed, try to relax and let it go.

It’ll most likely prevent you from falling asleep. Try mediation, or any other form of relaxation.

Avoid caffeine close to bedtime

Some people cannot even think of sleep if they’ve had a sip of coffee. However for some of us, drinking energy drinks or coffee has no effect.

As a rule of thumb, the latest you should consume caffeine is at 2pm.

Don’t do anything active before bedtime

I’ve previously mentioned that you should do exercise in order to have a goodnights sleep. However, you need to do your workout at least 2 hours before you go to bed.

This is because your body sleeps better in colder conditions (I talk about this in more detail below). By working out a few hours before you fall asleep, you allow your body to cool down. Thus getting a good nights rest.

Count sheep

Count sheep or do something similar. Did you ever wonder why people fall asleep when a dangling object is hypnotizing them?

It makes their eyes tired. I’m not really debating mental hypnotizing, I’m just saying. Try that along with the combination of the other tips mentioned above.

I hope that these tips on how to fall asleep instantly will be useful. Be sure to test each tip to see what works for you and what doesn’t.

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