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Fall Asleep Faster 5 Sleep Hacks

Fall Asleep Faster 5 Sleep Hacks

If you are looking to fall asleep faster check out the video below it goes over 5 sleep hacks. Or if you are low on time check out the quick summary below.

 

Fall Asleep Faster 5 Sleep Hacks

5 Sleep Hacks Summar

1. Tryptophan

Tryptophan is involved in the process that creates melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that plays a role in your sleep and wake cycle. You can get more tryptophan by taking supplements or by eating it. Examples of foods that contain tryptophan are:

  • Cheddar
  • Salmon
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Kidney Beans
  • Whole Oats
  • Eggs

 

2. Dim the lights in the evening

This hack comes back to melatonin again. Another thing that affects the creation of melatonin is the amount of light. Mainly light will stop your body from producing as much melatonin. So by dimming the lights in the evening it allows our body to know that it is getting darker.

 

3. Sleep with your feet out of the covers

It is an odd one that can seem kinda creepy to do but it can work. Sticking one foot out of the covers will help keep you cool.  Our body will actually drop in temperature right before we go to sleep. If you are too warm it makes it harder for this to happen. So doing something as simple as sticking a foot out can be enough to keep your temperature in check.

 

4. Listening to white noise

This one is for those of you living in a noisy environment. Simple get some white noise it is available via apps, noise machines, cds and more. Then when you are in bed play it. It makes all the noise sound like white noise. This basically drowns out all the noise by turning it into one sound. It also means that your brain will pay less attention to the sound.

 

5. Visualize

No, you don’t have to join a cult or anything. This can be really effective so give it a shot. Simply imagine yourself falling asleep in an easy and relaxed manner. Make it as vivid as possible. Doing this while you are lying in bed can have huge benefit. Give it a few minutes a night for a couple of weeks and see if it helps you.

That is it for the 5 sleep hacks summary. I hope you apply these and that they work for you.

If you are looking for more videos check out the Wake Up Stronger youtube channel here

If you are really serious about sorting out your sleep hygiene. Be sure to check out the article on nighttime routine and sleep pattern. Nighttime routine is the cornerstone to good sleep hygiene in my opinion and if you don’t have that, everything else will be harder.

You can check out the article here.

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