Fall Asleep FAST
How to Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)
Do you find yourself tossing and turning in bed for hours, counting sheep until you're blue in the face, and yet, sleep still eludes you? Fear not, dear reader, because we have some tips to help you fall asleep faster.
Stick to a sleep schedule
Your body craves routine, and sticking to a consistent sleep schedule can help regulate your internal clock. This means trying to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This can be difficult if you're a night owl or an early bird, but consistency is key to a good night's sleep.
Wind down before bed
Create a bedtime routine that helps you relax and unwind before you hit the hay. This can include taking a warm bath, reading a book, or practicing some gentle yoga. Avoid stimulating activities, such as watching TV or playing video games, which can make it harder for your brain to shut down.
Keep your bedroom cool and dark
The ideal sleeping temperature is between 60-67°F (15.5-19.4°C). Use curtains or blinds to block out any light, and consider investing in blackout curtains if necessary. Light can interfere with your circadian rhythm, making it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Put away electronic devices
The blue light emitted from electronic devices can disrupt your sleep cycle, so avoid using them for at least an hour before bed. Instead, try reading a book or listening to calming music to help you relax.
Properly Align your Spine with the Pillow Cube
Proper neck and spinal alignment are crucial for getting a good night's sleep, and Pillow Cube can help achieve this. Its unique shape supports your head and neck, allowing for optimal alignment and comfort. This can help reduce the risk of neck pain and improve the quality of your sleep. Don't just take our word for it - Charissa W. says,
"As soon as I laid my head on the pillow... I abruptly fell asleep, deeply, peacefully, it was delicious."
In addition to these tips, there are some other things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep.
First, make sure your mattress is comfortable and supportive. A mattress that's too soft or too firm can cause discomfort and interfere with your sleep. That's why Pillow Cube also offers a mattress that's designed to provide optimal support and comfort for a good night's sleep. Made from high-quality foam and designed to evenly distribute your body weight, the Pillow Cube Mattress can help reduce pressure points and alleviate pain. Plus, its breathable cover keeps you cool and comfortable all night long.
Second, avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed. These substances can disrupt your sleep and make it harder to fall asleep. Third, try to get regular exercise during the day. Exercise can help reduce stress and promote better sleep.
Finally, if you're still having trouble falling asleep, consider talking to your doctor or a sleep specialist. There may be an underlying medical condition that's interfering with your sleep, such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome. With the right treatment, you can improve the quality of your sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
With all that said, we’re all still human and we’ll still have nights where sleep just isn’t our friend. Don’t feel ashamed if you struggle. You’re not the only one. If you were, we at Pillow Cube, would be out of a job!
Falling asleep faster is possible with a few simple lifestyle changes. Stick to a sleep schedule, wind down before bed, keep your bedroom cool and dark, put away electronic devices, try the Pillow Cube, and consider making other lifestyle changes to improve the quality of your sleep. Sweet dreams, and don't let the bedbugs bite! (Seriously, bedbugs are gross, and you should call an exterminator if you ever encounter them... But that's a topic for another article.)Return to pillowcube.com to start getting better sleep TODAY.
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National Sleep Foundation. (n.d.). How to Create a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom. Retrieved May
Written by Brenna Russell