5 Simple Tips to Fall Asleep Very Quickly
Everyone would to love fall asleep right after going to bed, but it is not the case for a great majority. There is nothing more annoying than spending hours on a bed before finally falling asleep just for a short period of time. In fact, it can be irritating.
An insomniac says sometimes he feels so irritated when he cannot sleep that he punches his head several times. This may seem weird, but after years of struggling with a chronic insomnia one would do stupid things to find a solution. Unfortunately, his violent technique did not and will never work. There are better things can do.
Here are 5 simple techniques that will help you fall asleep fast with taking sleeping pills:
1. Relaxation Breath Exercise: Counting your breath is more powerful in helping you fall asleep than you might think. Count and slow breathing is a simple technique to calm and facilitate restful sleep.
Here is how it works:
- Exhale through your mouth.
- Close your mouth and inhale through your nose for 4 counts.
- Hold your breath for 7 counts.
- Exhale for 8 counts.
Repeat this technique for at least 3 times, each time you go to bed.
2. Get Lost In The World You Desire. It is absolutely necessary for you to not think about problems while you try to sleep. Instead, visualize the kind of life you really desire and believe you are living it. That is, instead thinking about the insomnia, visualize yourself sleeping 7 to 8 hours at night, and wake up fresh and feel good.
You can also think about positive things that will make you happy. For example, envisage yourself spending a wonderful time with friends or a new boy/girlfriend. If you are single and interested in relationship envision meeting a new person if you are single.
3. Leave the Room if Necessary: staying on the bed struggling to fall asleep may not be a good idea. Research shows it is far better to leave the bedroom, after a while, if you are unable to sleep. While going to another room or place is advised, it also recommended to avoid exposing to intense lighting.
A friend tells me she sometimes keeps her eyes closed when leaving the room. Although it may sound an exaggeration, it is better to do it and have a wonderful night sleep than acting “too normal” and spend a sleepless night. Ideal is to do what makes you comfortable. And remember be patient when just start these techniques; it may take a couple weeks before start seeing real results.
4. Eat Food Rich in Magnesium: Even if you eat healthy it does not mean your diet have insomnia fighting foods. The same a stomach completely empty may prevent you from sleeping, eating foods deficient in certain key nutrients may cause the same problem. For instance, “Magnesium deficiency can cause insomnia. Lack of potassium can lead to difficulty staying asleep throughout the night. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to excessive daytime sleepiness.”
In short, in your last meal for the day, ensure that the foods are rich in at least these 3 nutrients shown to be linked a restful night sleep: Magnesium, potassium, and Vitamin D. For a complete and the role of each, please read Top Foods for A Good Night Sleep.
5. Take Indica Extract: It is no longer a secret that marijuana has a tremendous health benefits. Indica and sativa are the two main types of cannabis (marijuana). Indica has relaxing and calming effects on the mind and the entire body. Therefore, if you live in a state where it is ALREADY legal to buy or grow marijuana you can take an a couple Indica extract tincture before going to bed to help you fall asleep faster.
The oil or extract is much better, in term of health benefits, than smoking which fills the lungs with smoke. Go for medical cannabis instead of buying in the street which is, sometimes, sprayed with chemical in order to increase their potency or THC effects. If you can legally grow yours it is even better. Remember, avoid alcohol; it facilitates falling sleep a bit, but it severely worsens the insomnia soon after.