Some say that technology is to blame for insomnia. What if we said that insomnia is also present in animals and insects, or that your insomnia problem could be hereditary? Whatever the reason, every problem has a solution.
There are many ways to make your eyes heavy from sleep. We want to help explain some of them in detail.
Get Rid Of Any Light
For a restful sleep, the first requirement is a perfect environment in the bedroom. Having all the lights off will set you up for a successful night’s rest.
Even the slightest light from an iPad or flickering light from a laptop can distract you and delay your sleep.
Scientifically, this is because that little glow travels from the eyes to the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls sleep. Therefore, the darker the room, the faster you will fall asleep.
Meditation can be considered the solution to many problems. This also includes trouble sleeping. According to a 2009 Stanford study, people who took a faster sleep meditation program were able to fall asleep twice as fast as those who didn’t.
Maintain A Consistent Sleeping Routine
This fact is known to everyone who tells you to go to bed at the same time every night. With our busy schedules, we tend not to stick to a sleep routine, especially on the weekends, and that’s very wrong.
Sleeping and waking up on time keep your biological clock in check. Not only that, but this sleep schedule also helps you get up early, and we’d need another article to discuss the benefits of getting up early.
Don’t Nap During The Day
For fast, deep sleep at night, you should avoid long naps during the day. According to experts, you need a certain amount of sleep for your age.
If your body is relaxed but not overly tired, you may not be sleeping faster. Therefore, it is advisable not to take naps that last more than 20-25 minutes.
Aromatherapy By Lavender Oil
Lavender has a lovely fragrance as well as a therapeutic benefit: it is used as a sleep activator. Studies have shown that inhaling lavender 2-3 times in a ten-minute interval can help a person fall asleep faster and more soundly.
A lavender oil diffuser can be placed in the bedroom before bed, which will make you wake up fresher the next morning.
Go To Your Happy Place With Your Imagination
Forget about the sheep. Counting them will only make your brain feel anxious and will not guarantee sleep. Instead, scientists now agree that if you want to fall asleep faster, you need to imagine your favorite places and remember things that relax your mind.
This way you would pause any worrying thoughts that have been troubling you.
Imagine a waterfall or a beach with beautiful waters and see that you fall asleep quickly.
Insomnia can make a person feel anxious, hyperactive, and even sick. If you know of more tried and tested sleep hacks, share them with us in the comments below.