Tips and Techniques to Help You Fall Asleep

We’ve all been there, lying in bed wide awake. And, even though our busy day leaves us feeling exhausted after dinner, we sometimes still find it difficult to actually fall asleep once our head hits the pillow. Follow these quick tips that will help you fall asleep faster.

As busy as we are during the day, leaving us feeling exhausted after dinner, sometimes we still find it difficult to actually fall asleep once our head hits the pillow.
 
Here are some quick tips to help fall asleep faster:
 
1. Make yourself yawn.
It’s been proven time and again that even mimicking the action of yawning triggers good feelings in the brain—including tension relief.
 
2. Visualize your breath as a color.
Offering a visual aid makes it easier to train your brain to focus and tune out the noise.
 
3. Try some aromatherapy.
Breathing in calming essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, can do wonders to calm a busy mind. Apply them to trigger points and in places that will allow you to inhale them deeply.
 
4. Wind down with some chill music at least 30 minutes before bed.
Soft music helps to unwind the thinking brain and relax your body.
 
5. Practice relaxation techniques.
Certain techniques can help calm your overactive mind and unwind from a busy day. Find relaxation tips for sleeping. 
 
6. Practice guided meditation.
Meditation for just a few minutes a day can have profound effects, including decreasing your overall stress. Find meditation tips that will get you relaxed for sleep. 
 
Sources:
http://www.elle.com/beauty/health-fitness/tips/a27325/meditation-exercises-for-instant-sleep/
http://www.nosleeplessnights.com/sleep-hygiene/relaxation-techniques/
https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-17238/5-beginner-meditations-to-help-you-relax-sleep-better.html