How To Fall Asleep Fast
Bizarre but Helpful Ways to Fall Asleep Faster
Most days, we can all agree that we'd rather trade water cooler conversations for nap time. Between work, going to the gym, running errands, and our social lives, sleep often gets forsaken, which is ironic considering it's what fuels our hectic days in the first place. Sleep is essential in looking and feeling our best, so it's important to get plenty of it. The next time you're short on time and need to maximize your Z's, try these helpful tricks to fall asleep faster!
WHY SLEEP IS NECESSARY
Beauty sleep isn't just a fable. How else do you think "Sleeping Beauty" got her name?
Catching at least 8 hours of sleep a night helps you look more refreshed and vibrant. Bring on the compliments!
Sleep deprivation negatively affects:
We lose the ability to learn new information, and to retain old information.
By increasing to 8 hours of sleep nightly, you'll lower your risk of
High Blood Pressure
HOW MUCH WE SLEEP
Americans have sleep or
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
BIZARRE BUT HELPFUL WAYS TO FALL ASLEEP FASTER
These tips might seem unrealistic, but science is science an it's saying you'll fall aleep faster if you do the following
Take a colder shower or bath than normal
Turn the climate control to a lower temperature
Or take a warm bath or shower
Regulating your breathing pattern decreases heart rate and blood pressure, directly linked to facilitating sleepiness.
Replay exactly what you did throughout the day to divert your focus from trying to fall asleep.
Step 1: Begin with the first thing you did when you woke up.
Step 2: Progress from there. Think about any activities and observations.
Just as smiling makes your brain think you're happier, tricking your brain into thinking you're exhausted works wonders to help you fall asleep.
The sensation that things are getting darker
The feeling of sinking into your bed