Hi! Welcome back to my blog! Today I wanted to write about one of my favorite things: sleep. I’ve struggled in the past with falling asleep quickly, so I wanted to share some things that have helped me fall asleep faster and get a better night’s rest! I hope that this helps you if you’ve been struggling with falling asleep lately.
1. DON’T EAT CLOSE TO BEDTIME
Going to bed with a super full stomach is really uncomfortable. Sometimes if I’ve eaten too close to when I go to bed I feel so full and bloated that I have trouble getting comfortable and falling asleep. Try giving yourself at least an hour to fully digest your day’s worth of food before heading to bed.
2. TURN YOUR FAN ON
A cold room helps you sleep better and fall asleep faster. Open your window, turn on a fan, or turn your heat down when you head to bed to try and make your room a bit cooler.
3. READ BEFORE BED
Reading always makes me so sleepy, so it’s a perfect activity to do before I go to bed! It also helps to give me some time between being on my phone and going to sleep, which is very helpful for falling asleep quickly.
4. RELAX ALL OF YOUR MUSCLES
Whenever I can’t sleep I do this trick and it really helps! While laying down, start at your head and start relaxing your muscles. Let go of any tension in your face, them your shoulders, then your arms, your stomach, and so on. This always helps me relax and I feel like I tend to fall asleep shortly after doing this!
5. DON’T DO ANYTHING IN YOUR BED BESIDES SLEEP
If you’re a student, don’t do you homework on your bed. Try to do your homework at a desk or in a different room altogether. If you can’t sleep, don’t watch TV in bed. Instead, go to the living room and watch TV there until you feel tired again. This helps to train your brain to associate your bed with sleep and sleep only, helping you adjust and fall asleep faster and easier at night.
Falling asleep can be difficult for all of us at any point in time. Using these tricks will help you try and fix these struggles. What’s your trick for getting a better night’s rest? Let me know in a comment! Also, if you liked this post, be sure to click here to subscribe to emails and follow me on Instagram @successandselfcare!