6 Tricks that will help fall asleep in minutes

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.