How to fall asleep fast

In order to fall sleep faster at night, there are a number of things you can do. You should completely unwind from the day – watch some television until you feel drowsy, read a book, or soak in a warm bath. Any of these will help you fall asleep faster.

There also are deep breathing relaxation techniques that can help, as well as some herbal tea or other herbal supplement can also help. An occasional sleeping pill can not hurt, and warm milk is the solution we all learned from our mothers.

Try not to do any physical activity before bedtime as that will just stimulate your body and is guarantee to keep you awake. Have a comfortable bed and a pleasant bedroom that your are as comfortable as possible in. Sleep plays a vital role in promoting health and well being. Experts suggest that most men and women need about seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Yet there are many differences in how men and women sleep. In general women tend to sleep more than men, going to bed and falling asleep earlier. A woman’s sleep also tends to be lighter and more easily disturbed. Women are more likely to feel unrefreshed even after a full night of sleep.
Melatonin is a sleep aid to help people fall asleep — especially people who suffer from the insomnia caused by shift work or jet lag. Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body when serotonin, another hormone, is exposed to decreased light at night. It has side effects and most of the literature recommends it not being used by people with depression, schizophrenia, autoimmune diseases, or other serious illness. Pregnant and nursing women and children should also not use melatonin

Other common OTC sleep aids such as Sominex, or Nytol can also be tried by adults but, again, a person should discuss with a doctor before taking any of these sleep aids especially if the person suffers from and is being treated for depression, or other mental health problems as well as persons being treated for Parkinson’s disease. Most of the OTC sleep aids contain antihistamines which are known to cause some lingering side effects such as dry mouth, and excessive drowsiness.

There is also a new sleep medication that you can get from your doctor, that will put you to sleep in about 10 minutes – but it is advised not to depend on sleeping medications to get to sleep. Prescriptions from your doctor, should only be considered if you have a sleep disorder and that is part of the treatment.

But if you really want to fall sleep fast – try not falling asleep – it always works for me. If there is something that I want to watch on television or the kitchen is dirty – I am snoring before I even realize it.