How to fall asleep faster at night was one of my latest Google searches. It’s very hard for me to relax. I can’t just close my eyes and fall asleep like some people (very jealous of them).
It’s at night when my brain is the most active. Sometimes the most annoying topics keep me up at night.
Last night I wanted to learn hoe to read the palm of my hands (don’t ask me why, because I don’t even know lol). So I spent two hours researching information about it; and let me tell you, it’s harder than you think.
So if this happens to you as well, this post is perfect for you!How to fall asleep faster at night was one of my latest Google searches. So I made this list based on what has worked for me in the past and recently. I hope these tips help you too! Click To Tweet
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How To Fall Asleep Faster At Night
I made this list based on what has worked for me in the past and recently.
I have to say that these tricks to fall asleep faster at night don’t always work, but they help to relax my body _and most importantly_ my mind.
These three tricks come from different sources: the internet, my aunt (she’s a dowsing professional), and my grandma. I know, right? What a group of experts!
1. The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise
The purpose of this method is to relax your body by increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood stream, slowing your heart rate, and releasing more carbon dioxide from the lungs.
According to Dr. Weil, here’s how you do it:
- Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
- Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
- Hold your breath for a count of seven.
- Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
- Repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
This was the first solution that came up. Several websites had this breathing exercise on their lists, so it must be popular.
I was very surprised the first time I tried it. It did work! My body relaxed instantly and I felt so tired and ready to sleep that I thought I found the solution to all my problems.
The second night didn’t work as well, but partly because I was thinking in other things (like most of my nights).
Just remember: don’t concentrate counting the seconds. It will distract you from the main goal which is putting your mind at ease and be relaxed.The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise method relaxes your body by increasing the amount of oxygen in your blood stream, slowing your heart rate, and releasing more carbon dioxide from the lungs. Click To Tweet
2. My Aunt’s Breathing Exercise
My aunt sent me a long paragraph telling me how to breathe in moments of stress and when I need to calm. That’s why this breathing exercise comes handy when you want to fall asleep faster (especially when you feel anxious).
It will relax you and put your mind at ease. She said: “To breathe is to live, and to breathe well is to live well.”
This is what you have to do:
- Lie on your right side.
- With your pillow or hand apply pressure lightly on your right nostril.
- Breath only with your left nostril.
This will activate the mechanisms of relaxation and mental calmness that will help you to fall asleep.
3. Orange Blossom Water
My grandma is the typical grandma that always has homemade remedies and natural solutions for all your sicknesses.
Most of the time her secret recipes work amazing on me. I trust her, and in this case she was spot on.
To help me fall asleep at night, she suggested me to drink a table spoon of orange blossom water (agua de Azahar in Spanish).
The bottle I have at home (which I got in Peru) contains: orange flower extract, nipazol, and purified water.
In general, the Orange Blossom water has a calming effect.
If you want to try this natural option, I can recommend you getting this Pharmark Orange Blossom Water on Amazon.
Per the reviews, many users have gotten this water for stress purposes which is exactly the point of this product.
I hope these tips help you to fall asleep faster at night.
Leave your phone in the drawer, relax your body and clear your mind. I know there are many things to do the next day. Don’t worry now. It’s time to rest!
Do you have some extra tips you want to share with others? Let me know in the comments!
UPDATE: If these tips didn’t work or you want more options to fall asleep faster at night. You can read Part 2.