Falling asleep can be a real struggle when you’re stressed or not in the right mood.
There are a number of tactics you can try to nod off with limited effort.
From pillow sprays, showers before bed, or banning screens from the bedroom, everyone has different tricks.
But sometimes the simple steps are often the best…
Naturopathy and chemist Dr. Tim Bond out Dragonfly CBD shared a hack to fall asleep in just five minutes.
He said The mirror: “There is an Irish proverb that says: ‘A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book’.
“Good sleep is vital. It allows your body and mind to recover, so when you wake up you’re refreshed and awake.
“Healthy sleep also helps the body stay healthy and ward off disease, and without adequate sleep, the brain cannot function properly, affecting concentration, clear thinking, and memory processing.”
Tim’s tips for falling asleep in minutes:
- Sit or lie down on your bed and gradually relax each muscle
- It’s easiest to start with your face and consciously relax, then work your way down
- Drop your shoulders to release any tension and let your hands fall to your sides
- Breathe in and out slowly, relaxing your chest, legs, thighs, and calves
- Repeat this until you are comfortable and your brain feels clear.
At this point you should try to imagine yourself in a relaxed situation.
It could be an ocean view on a calm day, or rocking back and forth in a rocking chair in a dimly lit room – but any scene is suitable.
If you can’t think of anything or don’t fall asleep, try saying “don’t think, don’t think” over and over again and you should fall asleep quickly.
Social media is full of sleep tricks and tips to send you to the land of sleep, but which ones really work?
Experts say there are some trends that help put the body and mind in a relaxed state.
Relaxation is key to sleep as it allows us to lower our heart rate and relax, but this can be difficult.
The NHS says adults need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night to keep us feeling refreshed.
dr Verena Senn, sleep expert at Emma sleep said using a red light could be a new part of your routine.
Another important tip that will keep you nice and warm even during the winter months is to leave your socks on.
In keeping with the cozy theme, another trick people have adopted is the weighted blanket — although this can be a more expensive hack.
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