If you toss and turn for hours before you sleep, you may reduce the number of hours you sleep as well as wake up tired. Here are a few tips that will help you fall asleep in minutes.
Don’t try so hard – Don’t focus on getting sleep and instead look at relaxing yourself before bed to prepare your body for sleep.
Cut the Lights – Your body’s internal clock syncs with light-dark cycles. Therefore, your sleep space should be as dark as possible. If you have a partner, who likes to stay up late, buy yourself a good quality eye mask.
Take a hot bath – When you get out of a hot bath, your body will try to cool itself. Hot baths drop cortisol (a stress hormone) levels and tend to induce
Warm, cozy socks – Wearing socks will warm up your feet and help your body redistribute heat to the rest of your body, signaling that it is time to sleep.
Let your mind wander – Let your mind wander on to trivial, relaxing things, and you will be surprised that you have fallen asleep.
Breathing – Mindful breathing can keep your mind in the present moment and lower stress levels. If you find your mind thinking about the work day ahead or a stressful presentation, invest in a pair of headphones and a sleep/meditation app that will keep your mind in focus.