Hello everyone, how are you today? We all know that many people around the world are experiencing sleeping problems. And yes, you’ll be shocked when we tell you that insomnia affects almost half of U.S. adults 60 and older (according to the National Institutes of Health). Yes, and I really think that we all know that falling asleep isn’t always as simple as placing your head upon a pillow and shutting your eyes. Thoughts, worries, and discomfort all have a way of working their way into your mind, preventing you from falling asleep.
But, you shouldn’t be worried, because there are quite a few positive things you can do to restore your ability to fall asleep quickly and regularly.You had a complete tiring day at work, come back home, eat proper dinner, socialize a bit and then what completes your perfect day is a sound sleep. We all know this feeling, right? The experts say that sleeping good and on time is something which refreshes the mind & body and energizes the hormones to get-set-go for the next hectic day at work even. Not only this but if your body takes proper sleep, then there are various health issues which you won’t ever face in your entire life.
But, as we all know, there are people who are insomniacs! Yes, and no matter how hard they try, ‘sleep’ always escapes their eyes. And if this doesn’t stop for a long time then medication is the ultimate solution to it. But here we bring to you some of the unconventional tricks that may help you out to get proper sleep.This is for sure ‘you’ if you try hard to sleep at night. But, don’t worry, because as we said – in this article we’re going to show you 10 ways that can make you fall asleep as soon as you close your eyes.
- Try to associate a soothing behavior that you discovered when you last had a good sleep
Here’s what you need to do – just rub your hand very slowly with your finger as you are falling asleep. Remember this particular induction, have a positive mindset deprived of all the negativities and repeatedly perform the action. It will surely work.
- Do not, mind it, DO NOT stare at the clock, no matter if you have set up an alarm
Well, I think that we all know that when you have to get up early in the morning, you set up an alarm. So, when you are sleepless, you constantly stare at the clock ticking and ponder over to get up early. Amidst this, the sleep can’t find its place. So this merely centers your brain to get up the next morning rather than sleeping well. Thus avoid doing this if you do so.
Well, to be honest with you, this may sound a bit awkward at first but this is something that has traced its roots from meditation and yoga. Note: first, you should know that this technique is quite simple – breathe out of your mouth, try to hum in the whole breath, focus at how this sound vibrates in your chest over six breaths and then sit quietly. Tell your mind that it is ready to sleep now.
- Alternate nostril breathing
The experts say that this is really effective. Here’s what you need to do – when you are in bed, lay on your left side, cover your right nostril and then slowly breathe away through your left nostril. It also reduces blood pressure and makes someone fall asleep sooner.
- Rub the hollow portion at the top of your ear
Yes, just rub the hollow portion at the top of your ear! Why – well, because this portion is a sensitive pressure point which when rubbed may make you fall asleep.
Note: first, you should know that this technique, which was discovered by a German psychiatrist, is better known as Autogenic Training(AT). It involves repeating of a certain script which makes a person go into a state of relaxation and fall asleep.
- Roll the eyes
The experts also claim that rolling your eyes at about three times exhibits the release of the sleep hormone called melatonin. Try it for sure.
- Dip your face in cold water
We all know that anxiety is the major reason that people can’t sleep well in the night. So, in order to get over that you may just dip your face in ice cold water for about 30 seconds and then discover that you have refreshed yourself. This will result in proper sleep. Trust me – you’ll be amazed by the results!
- Go out and blow some bubbles
Researches claim that blowing bubbles enhance slow and relaxed breathing. Floating bubbles are so soothing to the eyes.
- Force yourself to stay awake
Well, you might think that this is counterproductive! But, it has been proven that forcing yourself to stay awake can help you get out of insomnia because there is a shift of emotions from being anxious to being dedicated to sleep. So, you should definitely try this out. We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank You and have a nice day!