Few Simple Tips to Help Fall Asleep Faster

Few Simple Tips to Help Fall Asleep Faster

Few Simple Tips

to Help Fall

Asleep Faster

 

(Healingtalks) You want to sleep,  lying there staring at the clock’s luminous dial, but you can’t. Chances are, you took a late afternoon nap, or maybe you’re stressed out or excited. This kind of insomnia is usually temporary and lasts from several days or even a few weeks.

Here’s some ways to make you fall asleep easily.

Have a full day

Researchers in England found that people who have an active day are more likely to have restful sleep at night.

Paint your bedroom

Light colors are best. Look for peach, pink, pale green and aqua to be the best for soothing you into slumber.

Set aside some quiet time to fall asleep

Before bedtime, begin a ritual you will follow each night. Take about 10 minutes to reflect your day’s activities. Plan tomorrow’s. Try to work out solutions to problems, and then put your cares aside.

Keep strict mealtimes

Regular meals tell your body that its internal clock is working properly. Also, avoid eating heavy meals at bedtime, when they can cause reflux or heartburn.

Turn your evening snack into a sleeping pill

One of the amino acids in food, called L-tryptophan, can help you get to sleep faster.

Here’s how it works: You eat a late-evening carbohydrate-rich snack such as rice cakes, dry cereal, air-popped popcorn, potatoes, corn, bagels, or a muffin. As your body digests the carbohydrates, the pancreas releases insulin, decreasing the bloodstream concentration of all amino acids by tryptophan. The now-strong tryptophan levels reach the brain, where they are used to manufacture a chemical called serotonin. Serotonin is the body’s own prescription for sleep, and as your brain uses it, feelings of stress and tension slip away. Most people need only an ounce or so of carbohydrates to get the tranquilizing effect within 20 to 30 minutes.

Try  a soothing drink before going to sleep

You may be tempted to reach for that old standby, a glass of warm relaxing tea, milk or even a warm broth.

Can the coffee

Coffee, cola, chocolate and your insomnia have something in common–caffeine. Caffeine is a long-acting drug. Avoid caffeine after noon and you’ll fall asleep faster at night. Also, skip sugary snacks at night.

Draw a hot bath before sleep

A bedtime soak in the tub is a traditional–and effective–tranquilizer, though to work by relaxing the muscles. Another theory holds that hot water raises the temperature in the brain, too, by about 1 degree Fahrenheit, according to a study at Loughborough University in England. To be effective, run a bath 100 to 102 degrees and soak for no more than 15 minutes. The small change in your brain temperature can cause an increase in deeper stages of sleep.

Try a lullaby before sleep

In just two weeks, you can teach yourself to fall asleep on cue. The cue? The same music each night at bedtime. Here’s what you need to do: List to various composition to find one that seems restful. Turn out the light, and then flip on the music you selected. Listen to it over and over until you fall asleep. Use this particular tune only when you’re ready to sleep. Eventually hearing that lullaby will alert your snooze response and you’ll drift off with the first few notes.

Conclusion

Some people who are finding it difficult to sleep at night have really good ways or techniques to fall asleep fast you should learn your own, too. These tips are somewhat basic but have been proven effective. Try these ones and see for yourself if they will work for you.

Keywords: Sleep apnea, sleep disorders, difficulty sleeping

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