Try these natural remedies to help you hit the sack quickly.
Sleep is crucial for our bodies to rest and recuperate to function at it’s fullest the next day. However, sometimes stress can take over us and we struggle to fall asleep. In such situations, try one of these methods to hit the sack quicker.
- Take a warm bath
Indulge in a bubble bath at the end of the day. Prepare a warm bath with some scented candles and relaxing music to relax. Sit back, close your eyes, and let your troubles float away.
- Stick to a regular bedtime
If you’re always having trouble falling asleep, try going to bed at a regular time. This way, your body will start getting accustomed to sleeping at that time.
Instead of scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram news feed, try reading a book before hitting the sack. Reading helps your body relax, and serves as a cue for your mind that it’s almost time for bed. So ditch your smartphones and turn to a good old storybook.
- Switch off the lights
If you have trouble sleeping, shut the curtains and ensure that there are no traces of light before snoozing. Sleeping with lights can affect your body’s generation of melatonin, a hormone that controls your sleep cycle.
- Use aromatherapy
Some scents such as lavender or peppermint, can help to calm your nerves and relax your body so you’ll be able to fall asleep in no time. Try using an essential diffuser, scented candles, or a pillow spray.
- Drink milk or tea
Tossing and turning on the bed? Sip on a cup of warm milk or decaffeinated herbal tea. They act as a great relaxant that helps to calm any nerves before you sleep.