Over 60 million people suffer from Insomnia in the United States each year. Even if you aren’t officially diagnosed with insomnia, we’ve all experienced nights where we just can’t seem to fall asleep. We understand this can be really frustrating so we’ve decided to put together some tips that will hopefully help you fall asleep just a little bit faster next time you find yourself wide awake late at night.
Set Up a Bedtime Routine
Now unfortunately, setting up a bedtime routine isn’t going to help you tonight. But, over time it’s likely that having a solid routine you follow nightly will help your body transition into sleep a bit more easily. Routines are a great ways to get you mind and body into certain habits like going to bed and walking up early. If you plan on going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day your body is much more likely to fall asleep faster.
Reading is a great way to wind down from the chaos of the day and let your body and mind relax. It’s also a great way to set aside some time every day for reading. I’ve recently picked up this habit and I can honestly tell you I notice a difference. By making reading a part of my nightly routine I have more time to transition from the busy day to a relaxed state which makes falling asleep much easier.
Stretching is an amazing way to relax your body. Take a few minutes at the end of the day, listen to some relaxing music and stretch it out! This is an amazing way to calm down and get in touch with your body. This is also killing two birds with one stone since stretching daily is great for your muscles and body!
It is amazing all of the things herbal teas can do for you! One of those great things is bedtime teas. There are several brands offering bedtime teas that use natural herbs and remedies to relax your body and mind to help you sleep like a baby!