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Come on, admit it. All of us have trouble falling asleep sometimes. I searched the Net to find some LifeHacks that work. (What’s a LifeHack? It’s a strategy or technique that helps to more efficiently manage one’s time and daily activities.) So here are some proven methods of how to fall asleep.
Set a Formal Bedtime –
Hey, you give your school-aged children a set bedtime; do the same for yourself. A set bedtime helps your brain manage its melatonin and serotonin, and also helps balance your circadian rhythm.
Keep your Bedroom Cool –
When you sleep, your body temperature drops. Allowing cool (not cold!) to circulate gives you the opportunity to snuggle up and not become so hot that you wake up. This is proven science!
Drink Warm Milk –
Psychologists have speculated that drinking warm milk before bed promotes falling asleep. Choosing milk over an alcoholic choice will also have you feeling better in the morning, too.
Bed – Turkey
Cut Out Caffeine –
I can’t drink caffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, soda) after twelve o’clock noon or my sleep in disrupted. Your tolerance may vary, but cutting the caffeine by a specific time each day will help you fall asleep faster.
Buy Some Blackout Curtains –
Light seeping through the window can disturb your sleep. Invest in blackout curtains. They’re a great way to keep your room dark and help you sleep better.
Read A Good Book –
This is probably my favorite tip! I read every night before falling asleep. Incorporating reading into your sleep routine helps your body and mind relax so that falling asleep is easier.
So there are my LifeHacks on how to fall asleep. What tips would you add? Please leave a comment below! Thanks!
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USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women’s fiction novels. Her books have won awards and have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Her work is available in paperback, audiobooks, and ebooks for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, and Google Play. Learn more about her at her blog, check out her books, and connect with her on Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest. She loves to hear from readers.