5 Effective Ways to Fall Asleep Fast

January 30, 2019

Are you struggling to get some shut-eye? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

According to research, an estimated one in three people suffer from some form of insomnia. Caused by anxiety and stress, it’s a sleep disorder that’s characterised by difficulty in falling asleep, tiredness and not being able to fall asleep again after waking up during the night.

Luckily, we’ve got five ways to help you catch up on all those Zs:

Listen to Music

When you’re ready to hit the sack but you’re feeling a little flurried to fall asleep, listen to soft music with a slow rhythm of 60 to 80 beats per minute. This will calm you and help ease you into a state of sleep.

Shower Before You Slumber

An hour before hitting the hay, take a warm shower. Once you step out and cool air meets your body, the rapid decrease in temperature will slow your metabolism faster, preparing your body for sleep. It will also help you feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Lights Out

If you value your beauty sleep, then you’ll stop checking your phone right before trying to doze off. Exposure to television and digital screens, as well as fluorescent and LED lights, has been proven to suppress melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

Hide Your Clock

No really, hide your clock where you can’t see it. Constantly checking the time only increases your stress, resulting in a disturbance in your sleeping pattern.

If You Snooze, You Lose

During the day, that is. Tempting as it is to take a nap during the day, this can throw your whole sleep cycle out of sync. However, if you want to charge your body’s batteries without upsetting your cycle, make sure that your nap doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes.