Natural Techniques to Help You Fall Asleep at Night

If you’re like me, then you probably need a full 9 hours of sleep in order to wake up and act like an actual human being. I crave sleep all the time. You probably love sleep just as much as I do. Do you look forward to going to bed as soon as you wake up? If so, then you’re familiar with the heartache that comes from not being able to fall asleep at night. You try as hard as you can, however, your body just can’t seem to doze. Sleeping is important for appropriate brain function. Therefore, not being able to fall asleep makes our crazy days even crazier. Sure, there are supplements that you can take that have shown to help you sleep. However, it can be hard to stop taking those supplements. Here are natural things that you can do to fall asleep at night.

Avoid Using Electronics

This may seem like an old wives tale, however, electronics do dramatically affect our sleeping habits. Sure, you may find that you can fall asleep in front of the television or your computer. However, the lighting of the screen can keep you awake longer. Have you ever notice that you can stay awake and type an essay even when you’re exhausted from finals? Well, that’s because the lights of the screen are designed to keep your eyes alert. The same goes for phones and tablets. Therefore, putting the electronics away before you hop into bed can help you fall asleep faster. If you like to watch something on Netflix to wind down, then try and limit how much you watch in bed. An episode of your favorite show won’t have as much of an effect on your sleeping pattern as binge watching 5 episodes will.

Use Essential Oils to Fall Asleep

You’ve probably heard of these things called essential oils. There is a time and a place to use them. And let me tell you, the time and place is any day and anywhere. There are essential oils that can clean your house better than chemicals, make your plants live longer, and help you fall asleep. You can rub some on your feet or you can put the oils in a diffuser. The smell of the essential oils can help you relax and fall asleep quickly.

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Avoid Eating Certain Foods

Meals that are high in carbs can make it harder for you to fall asleep. However, meals that are higher in fat will help you to have a restful night’s sleep. Not only is it important to eat the right type of food, but you shouldn’t eat dinner too close to the time that you go to bed. Therefore, you should try and eat no later than 4 hours before you go to bed. If your schedule doesn’t allot time for you to eat 4 hours before bed, then that’s ok. You can eat a smaller meal before you go to bed. This should help you to fall asleep faster than eating a large meal right before bed.

Drink Tea

A good herbal tea can work wonders for your body. If you drink it a little bit before bed, then it can help your body to relax. The key to falling asleep quickly is to be relaxed and comfortable. The warm tea can help to relax your muscles and ease any tension that you have within your body.

Make Yourself Comfortable

You should do everything you can to get comfortable before you fall asleep. Listen to relaxing music, turn down the temperature, and surround yourself with comfy blankets. If you can find a comfortable sleeping position, then try and stay there. If you feel the position is becoming uncomfortable, then adjust yourself so that you’re in a good position. Treat yourself and get comfortable!

Conclusion

There are easy and natural ways that you can fall asleep faster! From getting comfortable to putting your electronics down. You can make small adjustments to your schedule to help you fall asleep. The next time that you’re having trouble falling asleep, you can try any one of these techniques to help you sleep!

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Bailey Longhurst
 

I am amazed every day by the beauty that this world provides for us and think it is important to preserve it! Taking care of ourselves and our earth is crucial and I want to help people discover new ways to do both. Publishing for Green and Growing is a unique way that I can get my message across, and I hope you all enjoy what we write about!

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