Each night millions of people in the U.S. struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep,” according to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. At least 10% of all adult men and women suffer from chronic insomnia as well. What is the good news, if any? There are some simple tricks you can try that will help you get to sleep faster. Here are the weirdest ways to trick your body into a good night’s sleep.
You Rebel You!
“Keep your eyes wide open, repeat to yourself ‘I will not sleep. The brain doesn’t process negatives well, so interprets this as an instruction to sleep and eye muscles tire quickly as sleep creeps up”, psychotherapist Julie Hirst tells U.K. Mirror. For that reason, desperately trying to fall asleep — make up for lost hours of sleep — can actually be counterproductive.
Babies Aren’t The Only Ones Who Want To Be Gently Rocked To Sleep
Doctors reveal that slight movement, such as rocking, can help lull babies — and even adults! — to sleep at night. You have a couple of options. The most obvious option is a rocking chair or even a recliner or larger chair that also rocks. You can also simply, doctors add, rock back and forth in your bed until you fall asleep.
Make The Bed (And Make The Right Bed, Too)
People who make their beds each and every day sleep better, according to WebMD. Choosing fresh linens and comfortable beds, such as height adjustable beds or electric beds, may make a considerable difference, too. Height adjustable beds, for instance, are more spine-friendly, or much more likely to support the natural S-curve of your spine than a flat mattress.
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Please tell us about how you have success putting yourself to sleep.