There’s nothing worse than crawling into bed, putting your head down on that fluffy pillow and going to… oh wait, it’s 1am and you’re still awake!
You stare into the darkness, as your brain is whizzing with thoughts and think to yourself…
“Why can’t I just fall asleep!”
It happens to millions of us every night.
Before you know it, that dreaded alarm is ringing in your ear and waking you up from your restless sleep that felt like it lasted all of 10 minutes.
What if I told you, it was possible to get into bed and fall asleep in 20 minutes or less.
Would you be interested?
If you said yes, then stick with me, because I’m about to reveal some of the best “sleep hacks” followed by the ultimate sleep ritual, which will flick that tired switch in your head and have you conked out before you can even count your first sheep.
If you’re serious about getting to sleep as quickly as possible, then follow every tip you see below.
Let’s jump in.
1. Make your bedroom a SLEEP ONLY area
A lot of people use their bedroom to do more than sleep.
No, I’m not just talking about sex!
Many folks use their bed to watch films, work on their laptop, play games and even eat food (which is a huge no no).
Your bedroom and most importantly your bed, should be used for sleep and sex only.
Your mind needs to associate your bedroom and bed with sleep. So when you enter the room and lay down, it knows to switch into sleep mode.
2. Create an environment that FORCES you to sleep
The environment that you regularly lay your head down at night has a HUGE impact on how quickly you fall asleep and how deep your sleep actually is.
There are several things you can do to ensure that you create the perfect environment for sleeping.
Here they are…
Pro Tip: Get into the habit of making your bed as soon as you wake up. It’s so satisfying to get into a bed that’s been made to look clean and comfy. This study said that 19% of people who made their bed, reported a better nights sleep.
3. Optimize your health and do things that BENEFIT sleep directly
Sleep hacks are great and they can work. But do you know what can have the greatest impact to your sleep?
Yep, you guessed it… health.
Here are the top sleep optimizers…
Pro Tip: Keep a sleep diary – Sounds kinda childish, but it really works. Keeping a log of your sleep patterns helps to see what you’re doing on the nights where you sleep the best. Then all you need to do is… repeat it.
4. Products That Help Promote Better Sleep (Based on Science)
So you have your sleep environment ready and your health is on point. What else can you do to get to sleep quicker?
Here are some popular products to help take you to dream land as quickly as possible…
So that’s how to fall asleep fast!
If you follow a handful of the above “sleep hacks” and try one or two sleep products, I’m positive you will nod off mush faster than you normally do.
Lastly, you need to develop a sleep routine or “ritual” which you stick to every day.
Here’s one I highly recommend…
The Only Sleep Routine You Need Before Bed
You absolutely need to follow a sleep routine. This will prepare your brain and body for a great night’s sleep.
It can be difficult to stick to a routine, but I promise you it works AMAZINGLY well if you’re persistent with it.
- Right down tomorrow’s tasks (10 minutes / 8pm) – A lot of sleepless nights are actually caused by thinking about what you need to do tomorrow. Take that weight off your mind by writing down your to-do list for tomorrow.
- Turn off electronics (8:10pm) – Stop feeding your mind with information that may worry you or keep you thinking. Also, the blue light from electronics can trick your circadian rhythm and stop you from feeling tired.
- Drink some chamomile tea (8:20pm) – Known by many as the “sleep inducer” chamomile tea may help to relax you and initiate sleep.
- Take a hot bath or shower (8:30pm) – Bathing or showering before bed can help to relax your muscles and also adjust your body temperature to the ideal level.
- Stretch out the body (5 minutes/9pm) – Stretching out your ligaments can decompress your body and improve sleep quality.
- Read (optional) – Many people find reading very relaxing. If you are a nighttime reader, make sure it’s fiction, so that it doesn’t encourage critical thinking.
- Listen to relaxation sleep music (20 minutes/9:10pm) – When you’re in bed and ready for sleep, listen to some [thrive_2step id=’1996′]relaxing music[/thrive_2step] that should put you in a trance, allowing you to doze off faster than normal (source).
Don’t have time to use all the tips above and just want a super quick solution that works?
Try This Free ASMR Sleep Music That Works In Under 20 Minutes
The easiest and fastest way to fall asleep is by relaxing the mind and body with sleep music.
Some people can fall asleep within minutes of listening to music designed especially for sleep if they listen to it as part of a sleep ritual.
I’ve spent countless hours trying to perfect the most powerful sleep music that will put you in an almost instant state of relaxation.
Guess what? I did it!
Oh, and it’s free 🙂
Yep, no money for it…
What is the best music to sleep to?
Anything that is considered to be soothing. Some people like to listen to ASMR, while others like to listen to the sounds of nature. It doesn’t even need to be music; it can be rain hitting a window.
Does sleep music work?
Absolutely. But it’s not a magical solution. If you want it to work for you regularly, you should follow some kind of nightly routine, where you prepare yourself for bed, and listening to sleep music will be the last thing you do before sleeping.
Is it good or bad to sleep with music on?
If you’re listening to upbeat songs, then you might find it difficult to nod off. Some folks are okay with falling asleep with the TV on and music blaring out, but a lot of people don’t like it.
Can listening to music help you sleep better?
Actually yes. Studies have shown that listening to music can help to improve overall sleep quality. It’s also been known to have a significant impact on reducing stress, which is fantastic.