We've all been laying there at 3 am counting sheep hoping to fall asleep soon. Having trouble falling asleep is totally normal but can be frustrating. But are there any quick fixes? Turns out, there is. Here are the best methods to fall asleep revealed.
Lower The Temperature
A huge factor for not being able to fall asleep is being too hot. If you find yourself tossing and turning then try lowering the room temperature. A great way to avoid sleepless summer nights is to have a separate summer duvet. A breatheable fabric will make the world of difference on hot nights.
Relax Before Bed
Nothing prevents sleep like a racing mind. Even if it's late at night and you need to go to bed. Taking 30 minutes to relax will speed up how long it takes you to fall asleep. Whether it's reading or listening to a podcast, winding down is important before bed.
Light interferes with our ability to fall and stay asleep. Making your bedroom as dark as possible will improve the time it takes to fall asleep. Our bodies run on a light to dark schedule. When it's light out, we're less likely to fall asleep due to our body clock. Using black out curtains can really help.
Avoid The Clock
Whatever you do, if you're struggling to fall asleep, do not look at the clock. Looking at how many hours we have till we wake up increases stress levels which will prevent sleep. It's much better to not know how many hours sleep you get than to clock watch.
Comfort obviously plays a huge role in sleep quality. If you're not comfortable, you'll struggle to fall and stay asleep. It's been proven that the optimal comfort for everyone is a medium-firm mattress. Medium-firm mattresses reduce the pressure in the muscles and ultimately lead to a comfortable, peaceful nights sleep.