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Life Hacks 9 ways to fall asleep faster

Here are nine ways to fall asleep faster especially when you feel tired and exhausted, but is still unable to sleep.

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These days, we have so many distractions that prevent us from falling asleep despite how tired we might be.

The below will definitely help you sleep faster.

  1. Drink warm milk.

  2. Let your bed be just for sleeping- Nowadays, use their beds for taking selfies, texting, reading, instagraming, tweeting, rather than what they meant for, which is sleeping. So,we have to learn to make the bed for sleeping without any external forces. The Sleep Foundation suggests reserving the bed for just sleep and sex only, to strengthen the association between the bed and sleep.

  3. Have sex- According to Women’s Health Magazine, sex boosts oxytocin production and lowers cortisol, which is associated with stress, this post-sex hormonal balance is a recipe for relaxation. Daily Mail also cites a survey concluding one in six women reported better sleep after sex. So, sex definitely helps you sleep faster.

  4. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and heavy meals- Studies have shown that alcohol, rather than helping you sleep like most people, diminishes your sleep quality as it hinders your body’s ability to reach REM sleep, the deepest level of sleep, so, it should be avoided. Concerning caffeine, Joyce Walsleben, PhD and associate professor at the New York University School of Medicine tells Health even decaffeinated coffee, as well as soda, contains bits of caffeine that can keep you up if you’re particularly sensitive. For heavy meals, the Sleep Foundation suggests avoiding big or spicy meals before bed, or two to three hours before bedtime, because it will put your digestive system into overdrive, which will likely keep you up at night.

  5. Have a warm bath.

  6. Play quiet, soothing music to put you in the mood and help you sleep faster.

  7. Exercise in the morning- One study found that morning exercise triggers a 25 percent reduction in blood pressure at night, which is correlated with better sleep.

  8. Reduce the lights in your room.

  9. Turn off all electronics.

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