Not everyone is blessed with the ability to fall asleep peacefully at night, and it’s become even rarer especially since last year. This is why it’s important for all of us to put in the work now and invest in better sleep patterns. For many of us stuck in cycles of sleeplessness and awful days, the hard way is the only way to get out of it.
But thanks to science and countless hours of research put into the topic of sleep, we now have proven hacks and daily habits that can help us sleep faster. From melatonin, which is a sleep inducing drug, to all the ways we can set ourselves up to feel sleepy at night, there are lots of things you can try.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can fall asleep at night, and ultimately increase your quality of sleep too.
There are countless tips out there for how to set yourself up for a deep, peaceful night’s rest, but they’ll all amount to nothing if one simple thing in your life isn’t right – your mattress.
Many people don’t know and don’t realize that the kind of mattress they use and sleep on really matters when it comes to your sleep. The wrong mattress can not only harm your sleep patterns, but also cause body aches and stiffness in your muscles.
If you want to look into whether your mattress is right for you or not, you can get some ideas from a quick google search or the right website. If you can’t invest in a new mattress, consider buying a mattress topper to provide the right firmness of softness levels.
Exposure to daylight can help your body’s circadian rhythm sync with that of the rest of the world. Being exposed to sunlight helps your brain compute that it’s day time right now, so your body naturally feels ready for sleep when night time rolls around.
It may take a few days for this to work, and we’re not asking you to get up and go out to sit in the sun either. Simply drawing the curtains and letting your room fill up with natural light is going to do the trick.
We get it. After a whole night of tossing and turning in bed, there’s nothing that sounds sweeter than catching a quick wink on a sofa, or taking a nap for a few hours. But if you give into the temptation, you’ll feel even less sleepy when it’s actually time to go to bed and the cycle will most likely keep repeating itself.
But if you tough it out for one day, you can fall asleep peacefully at night for more than just a few hours!
When you’re already having trouble sleeping, the last thing you need is for the circumstances to be stacked against you. This is why you need to take steps to make sure your bedroom is built for sleeping in it.
Don’t take your phone to bed with you. This will make your brain stay active even when you need to be sleeping. Keep the lights off, and take the time to indulge yourself with a long bath or some calming tea before you sleep. You should also avoid working or doing your day time activities in bed. This way your brain will automatically start associating your bed with sleep.
Improving your sleep routine is a constant battle for many people, but they also admit that the effort they put into it pays off more often than not. Once you start falling asleep and waking up at the right times during the day, you’ll notice significant improvements in your mood, your concentration, and your productivity levels throughout the day.