3 Simple Tips for Falling Asleep Fast


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Everyone has trouble falling asleep at one point or another; however, chronic issues can take a toll on your overall health, and after days or weeks of spending hours tossing and turning each night, going to bed can actually induce a sense of anxiety, only worsening the issue.

So how can you fall asleep fast?

1. Start your day with exercise. Thirty minutes of cardio first thing in the morning will give you more energy during the day and make it easier to fall asleep at night. If you don’t have time first thing in the A.M., evening workouts can provide similar benefits, just shoot for at least two hours before you plan on hitting the sack, as the increase in adrenaline can make it harder to fall asleep.

2. Start a bedtime routine. It’s a common suggestion for parents of young children, yet adults can benefit as well. For thirty minutes before bed, create a routine that lulls your body into sleep mode; after a while, the act of brushing your teeth, drinking a warm cup of tea, or reading a book in bed will tell your body it’s time to go to rest, making it faster.

3. Supplements can help to reset your clock. Although most don’t recommend taking sleep-aids or sleep regulating supplements forever, using them for a week or two can help to reset your body, eliminating any stress you feel over falling asleep and getting your body back on a schedule. Take melatonin, valerian root, or other supplements at the same time very night to get your body into a routine. For an overview on some of the top natural supplements for helping getting your sleep back on track click here.

Stress and anxiety can also play a role in preventing you from getting regular sleep. Here are some stress releasing articles you might find helpful:

Simple Breathing Exercises to Relieve Stress

4 Tips To Relieve Stress Quickly and Effectively

Article Sources:
http://www.helpguide.org/life/sleep_tips.htm
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/tips-fall-asleep-faster/story?id=13846198#.UKliF4ZXIuI