Sleep has been the bane of my life ever since I was a little girl I am always searching for ways on how to fall asleep faster and also how to make sure you stay asleep all night. When I was younger, I used to have problems going to sleep. Now that I am older I can fall asleep pretty quickly, but can’t seem to stay asleep for long. Then I wake up early hours of the morning, and I can’t get back into slumberland.
First of all, I am not into sleeping tablets. In desperation, I went and tried a few of the so-called natural ones that you don’t need a prescription for. They all worked quite well at getting you to relax and fall asleep, but boy when you wake up in the middle of the night, your mind starts racing and you just can’t get it to still. The problem was just exacerbated, and maybe sleeping pills don’t work for me.
A hot milky drink was suggested before bed. This works quite well at getting to sleep faster, but I still couldn’t stay asleep all night. I tried Milo (gives you energy), Horlicks (gets one to fall asleep faster) and just plain hot milk with a touch of cinnamon.
I have recently gone onto Chamomile Tea, and have found that it works fantastically so far. You can read more about Chamomile Tea here.
Another great remedy that works very well that I have recently discovered is this concoction:
Mix together 1 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt and 5 teaspoons of raw honey.
Stir well and pour into a sealed jar.
Every night before bed, take half a teaspoon of this remedy and hold it under your tongue. It should be instantly absorbed. If you prefer, simply add it to a glass of warm water and drink it like tea.
More Tips On How To Fall Asleep Faster
- Make sure you have a comfortable mattress.
- Buy a comfortable pillow.
- Wear cool comfortable clothing to bed, even if it is ugly.
- Some people can only fall asleep with the TV on. If you do, make sure you set the sleep button so it doesn’t wake you up later in the night.
- Read a boring book.
- Turn off electronic gadgets.
- Try to get your mind off the worries of the day by making up a relaxing or fantasy story in your mind.
- Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed as these stimulate your nervous system.
- Breath deeply. Try Weil’s 4-7-8 exercise to relax your body. (see video below)
- Calcium is a natural relaxing agent, along with several other vitamins, such as the B vitamins and magnesium.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal just before bedtime.
- Regular exercise promotes sleep, but not too close to bedtime or it will have the opposite effect.
- Try to keep your bedtime at the same time each evening. Waking up should also be at the same time each morning, even on weekends.
- Don’t stress (or try not to) about not being able to go to sleep.
- Make sure you have enough magnesium in your system. Lack of this mineral is another cause of your muscles being unable to relax and let you sleep.
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