5 Tips to Help You Fall Asleep Fast and Easy Every Night

Getting a good night’s sleep seems to be something of a rare occurrence for most people, so just know that you are not the only person reading this article.

In the following paragraphs, I am going to lay out methods that have been proven to help you not only fall asleep easier but get that good night’s rest your body longs for.

Set up a routine

What would a routine look like for someone who wants to go to bed at ten o’clock every night?

At eight o’clock you take a warm shower or bath to help yourself relax. By nine, you avoid any kind of blue light that includes the TV, phone, or computer screens. At nine-thirty, you turn on some calming and relaxing music to help slow the heart rate and put your body in a relaxed state.

Then BAM, before you know it you are quickly drifting off and sleeping through the night!

Avoid blue light

One Harvard sleep researcher, Stephen Lockley, states that even dim light can have an effect on melatonin suppression and disruption of the circadian rhythm. This just goes to show you that the effect of light plays a major role with sleep patterns.

The longer you can avoid blue light before bed the better chance you have of falling asleep faster and staying asleep through the night.

Keep your room cool

Have you ever found yourself waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat or needing to rip the covers off so you can cool down? I think we have all been there.

Keeping a cool temperature in your room has been shown to provide a much more comfortable sleeping environment. After all, your internal body temperature is linked to your body’s biological clock.

Scientists suggest keeping your room between 60 and 67 degrees for optimal sleep.

So adjust that thermostat and you will be sleeping through the night like a baby in no time.

Listen to music

A good choice would be classical music, which has also been shown to help people focus. So how about you throw some Beethoven on and start drifting off to dreamland.

Take a warm bath or shower

Both of these methods will help you to release some stress and relax. Additionally, if you make this part of your bedtime routine then it will act as a double whammy in terms of getting your body ready for sleep.

Studies show that transitioning from a warm shower or bath into a cool room will actually slow your metabolism down faster and prepare your body for sleep.

As you probably already know, these are just a few of the many ways you can help yourself get a better night’s rest

Conclusion

Our bodies can’t run at the optimal level if we are constantly tired and never getting that full and satisfying sleep that everyone needs, but so few get.

Put some or all of these to practice and take a step in the right direction to a better life and a better you.