Sleeping is an essential need for all humans. Sleeping at the correct time and in a constant pattern gives you energy, improves your mode, refreshes your body, and renews your body cells. It is hard to fall asleep for some people, even for me. I will provide you with some tips to fall asleep faster and conserve your sleep pattern.
- Dim the lights with a glowing light
Light is an important signal that tells your body what “mode” to be in. Bright lights make your body alert. Ambient yellow-toned light can help your body when it’s time for bed. For the best results, start dimming your lights slowly after dinner, until you are ready for bed.
- Try the military Method
The military method is a technique that focuses on muscle relaxation, breathing, and mental visualization. The instructions are;
- Lay down on your bed, slowly relaxing the muscles in your body.
- Beginning with your face, tense your muscles then allow them to loosen naturally. Begin to take deep, calming breaths.
- Repeat this process until your entire body feels completely at ease.
- Push all thoughts from your head for 10 seconds and picture a peaceful scenario.
- Get on a schedule
Many people find that setting a sleep schedule helps them fall asleep easier. Waking up and going to bed at the same time each day can help your internal clock keep a regular schedule. Once your body adjusts to this schedule, it’ll be easier to fall asleep and wake up around the same time.
- Turn off all electronics
Using electronics late at night is terrible for sleep. Watching TV, playing video games, using a cell phone, and social networking can make it significantly harder for you to fall asleep. This is partly because electronic devices emit blue light, which suppresses melatonin. Stop using electronics 1 hour before sleep.
Having trouble falling and staying asleep is not only frustrating, but it also can affect your mental health. Using the techniques above can help you fall asleep quickly while sleeping much better and having more energy the next day.