Even the doctors who deal with the problem of insomnia sometimes have trouble falling asleep, but it doesn’t last long. Their secret lies well hidden somewhere in the official scientific methods that are taking them into the dreamland. Steal their techniques in order to finally be able to rest!
It may sound ridiculous, but if you make a few bubbles (like when we were kids) at bedtime it can help you fall asleep more easily. It is a deep breathing exercise and it can help in calming the body and mind.
Don’t think about serious stuff
Maybe you heard that you need to use the bed only for two things: sleep and sex. But reading books before bed is also ok. Tossing and turning all night is stressful and makes your body produce adrenaline so it prevents you fall asleep. Turn to a good book and let tiredness do its job.
Turn off your brain
Listening to relaxing music will not only help you fall asleep but will also extend your sleeping time and improve its quality. A slight noise of waves and rain drops can slow your heart rate and lower blood pressure by helping you to relax.
Do evening workouts
Intensive workout just before bedtime lowers the level of the hormone cortisol, which can be main cause of stress. You don’t even need to go to the gym, you can do this workout at your home.
Avoid watching the clock
Once you have tucked yourself in and turned off all the lights, do not check the time even if you wake up in the middle of the night. If you do, you will begin to think how long have you been in bed and how much sleep more can you have in the resting hours. This will create anxiety because you’ll stay awake even longer.
Make a plan obligations
You have a lot on your mind? If you are struggling with stressful thoughts at the end of a long day you should make a list of tasks that you need to do the next day. When you have enough to worry about your brain cannot “shut down” as it tries to process all the information. When you write down things on a piece of paper your brain will keep everything under control again and you will be able to finally relax.