It seems like ever since we became adults, and in charge of our own bedtimes, we can never get enough sleep. The worst part is going to bed on time, and spending the next couple of hours staring irritably at the ceiling. While there is no miracle drug that can lull you to sleep in seconds, there are some handy tricks that can help you fall asleep faster:
mohamed_hassan/Pixabay: Easing stress with bath oils
Nothing relaxes the body, easing its stress, and helping it unwind after a long day, like a bath. You may not have the luxury of getting into the bathtub every day, but it is a treat worth indulging in. Enhance your bath experience with the right bath oils, scented candles, and relaxing body gels, and you are guaranteed to sleep like a baby after.
The Right Pillow
Different people have different preferences when it comes to pillows – some like them to be flat, some like fluffy, whereas some are satisfied with one,and some want at least three. Invest time and energy in finding the right type and combination of pillows that work for you. This can help achieve a more comfortable sleep.
Soothing pillow spray, especially in scents like lavender or aloe vera, can calm you down and relax you before bedtime. With less tension, your body is able to achieve more rest.
VGstockstudio/Shutterstock: Meditate your way to better sleep
If you find yourself buzzing with anxious energy when getting into bed, seek the help of meditation apps. Numerous applications offer customized experiences, like bedtime stories, lullabies, breathing exercises that can ease your mind ina matter of minutes.
congerdesign/Pixabay: A relaxing cup of tea
While some types of tea contain high amounts of caffeine and are used to wake your body up, other types have soothing properties that can help you fall asleep. Teas with chamomile, cinnamon, and herbs are the ones to look out for. A warm cup of tea before bed can be as effective in getting you to fall asleep as coffee can be in waking you up.
Sleep sometimes feels like it is beyond our control – either it comes, or it doesn’t. Many of us fail to realize that we have a surprising amount of control over the ease at which we fall asleep as well as the quality of our slumber.
The important thing to note is that what works for you may not work for someone else. Take some time experimenting to figure out which habits and practices are best suited for your sleeping patterns.