Monday, October 3, 2016

How to Fall Asleep - 7 #LifeHacks That Work @DonnaFaz #SweetRomance

My lil' sweet pea - Astrid
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.

Eat Some Turkey Before Bed –

Turkey is rich in tryptophan, a chemical that induces drowsiness and sleepiness. Think about it… don’t you want to take a nap after that Thanksgiving feast?

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.


  1. Thanks for the excellent tips, Donna. I especially like reading a good book. And, I've heard that people should turn off their electronic devices--computers, phones, etc.

  2. That's a great tip, Josie. I hate it when I'm just drifting off to sleep and someone sends me a text message. Turning off the phone, if you can, is a good idea.

    1. I turn off sound for Notifications at bedtime (twitter, email, texts) but leave the ringer on in case of an emergency call. People know if they want to get hold of me, they call!

      Sleep is super important, and I appreciate your blog today, Donna. Thanks!

  3. Hmm if I read a really good book, I keep reading!!!
    If I fall asleep after a few pages, hmm...hmmm...

  4. I find that drinking tea before bed helps me fall asleep.