With my last post about how to fall asleep faster at night, I realized that I wasn’t the only one who was struggling with that. So I thought I would show you more ways to help you with that problem.
For me, it’s really hard to fall asleep, even if I’m super tired. It doesn’t matter if I go to sleep at 10 PM or 2 AM. It will always take at least one hour for my brain to understand that it needs to stop working.
These ways to fall asleep faster at night work for me, not because they are magical, but because the main goal is to bore me. When I’m bored, I get tired. And when I’m tired, I want to sleep.These ways to fall asleep faster at night work for me, not because they are magical, but because the main goal is to bore me Click To Tweet
How To Fall Asleep Faster At Night
Read Something That You Consider Boring
Again. Boring, is the keyword! History books, economy news, a scientific article. Whatever works for you.
In my case, the list is long. At night many things can be boring. Knowing what the topics are that make you yawn is essential. You don’t want to find yourself reading a whole book and going to sleep at 4 AM (I’ve been there).
You can read on your phone (again, be careful with that) or buy a magazine or book about something really boring.
When you can’t sleep, just read it for a few minutes and I’m sure you will be sleeping like a baby in no time.
Play A Boring Game On Your Phone
Putting your phone away is important to fall asleep. Everyone will tell you that. It’s well known that our phones are a distraction. Can’t deny that.
In this case I use that distraction to fall asleep faster. My go-to game for this is Candy Crush. I have been playing it for so many years that I always count on it to help me fall asleep.
I just play for a few minutes. Enough to make my brain a little tired.
Just make sure to play games in which you can actually lose. Because if you don’t need lives to keep going, that distraction can easily turn into an obsession.
The point is to make your brain tired. So any game that makes you think too much late at night will get you tired faster.
Listen To Relaxing Music + Imaginary Stories
This one is two in one. They can work separately too. Listening to relaxing music is something I’ve been doing since I was little.
When I’m listening to relaxing music I tell myself a story that would calm me. Using my imagination is easy, so I just go with the flow of the music.
If I hear a waterfall, then I would imagine I’m there exploring. Just make sure that what you are imagining is always relaxing moments.
You don’t want to remember moments that can make you upset.
I hope these tips help you at night! Do you have other ways to fall asleep faster that I should try? Let me know in the comments!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2017 and it has been updated with new links and information.