How to Fall asleep in Five minutes?2nd Dec 2021
There are multiple quick fixes to falling asleep within five minutes. Here are a few tips that will assist you in falling asleep faster.
- Use your bed only for sleep and intimacy: Don’t use your bed for anything other than sleep and intimacy. If you going to bed to watch TV, eat, read, or work on your laptop, the blue light emitted from computer screens and hand-held devices can confuse your brain and make it difficult to fall asleep and your body will not learn to associate bed with sleeping.
- Sleep when sleepy: Try to go to bed when you actually feel tired or sleepy rather than spending too much time awake in bed. Avoid looking at the clock as this will delay the onset of sleep.
- Stick to a schedule: Try and stick to a specific bedtime and get up at the same time every day, that included weekends and holidays. The consistency will make it easier to fall asleep faster in the long run.
- Practice a bedtime ritual: You can try the following before going to bed that will make your body aware that it’s nearly bedtime. Taking a warm bath, massaging your head with warm oil, reading a book, listening to music and practicing deep breathing exercises for 15 to 30 minutes. Certain bedtime snacks like warm milk, chamomile tea, bananas and almonds may make it easier for you to fall asleep as well.
- Avoid napping in the afternoon, especially after 3 PM: Afternoon naps, especially if they are longer than 30 minutes, may make it more difficult to fall asleep. Exercise regularly: Being physically active may assist you in falling asleep faster. However, exercising later in the evenings may make it difficult to fall asleep.
- Make your bedroom conducive to sleep: A good mattress and a pillow with neck support is highly recommended (see our wide range of Beds and Pillows). Your room should be dark and cool, the use of earplugs and an eye mask will help if any sound or light bothers you too much.
- Avoid smoking, coffee and eating a heavy dinner: Drinking alcohol at night might make it easier to fall asleep, but it can cause night-time awakening and disturb your sleep patterns in the long run.
- Have a buffer zone before bedtime: Never take your worries to the bedroom. Set aside time to plan your activities for the next day and acknowledge your worries. Using a journal can be helpful.
- Adjust your medication schedule: Some prescribed medicines to treat heart conditions, high blood pressure, colds or asthma can disrupt your sleep patterns. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist should you have any trouble sleeping, They will inform you whether any of the drugs you are taking might be contributing to your insomnia (inability to sleep). Ask whether those drugs can be taken at other times during the day or early in the evening.
- Expose your eyes to sunlight first thing in the morning: Daylight is key to regulating sleep patterns. You should get outside in the natural sunlight for at least 30 minutes every day, preferably as soon as you wake up as this will help you stay awake during the day and make it easier to fall asleep at night.