Tuesday, October 12, 2010

21 Uncommon Ways to Fall Asleep Easy

You have looked at all the sleep websites and they all seem to suggest the same ways to fall asleep easy. You’ve tied a white noise machine or self-hypnosis CD, but to no avail you are still tossing and turning every night. Insomniac can never get enough ways to fall asleep as what may work for one person, may not work for another. More and more uncommon ways to fall asleep easy are being discovered and some are finding relief in some of them. Here are 21 uncommon ways to fall asleep easy:

Put a washcloth in the dryer, then lie down and place the warm washcloth over your eyes.

To increase blood flow that helps people got to sleep by wearing thick socks.

If thick socks don’t work, maybe wet socks will. Wet socks spur a rush of blood to the feet and after your feet get warm it is said that you will fall asleep fast.

Have a salt crystal lamp lit in the room throughout the day and even when you go to sleep, as it can help remove stale energy, keep the air clean and create a relaxing atmosphere.

If you are restless in bed and cannot get to sleep get up and soak your feet in warm salt water for 20 minutes, or take a salt water bath, before you slip under your blanket. Salt is a powerful anti-stress element that clears fatigue and encourages relaxation. You can also try a bath into which a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or chamomile have been added to promote relaxation.

Pinch of salt on your tongue is said to make electrical charges in your brain aid sleep.

Clear the mind by listening to external soothing, repetitive shushing sounds like a fan, the wind, traffic or your own breathing.

Sing to yourself it can be a lullaby or a simple song to sooth and promote stress-reducing properties. If you are singing a song you will deter worrisome thoughts.

A baby loves to be rocked to sleep in a rocking chair, so try it for yourself.

Curl your toes tightly while holding your breath for an 8 count then slowing exhale and relax your toes. Repeat. You can also trying this technique with each muscle group.

Naturally when you start to fall asleep your thoughts will start a story. When you lay down to go to sleep start a light hearted story. Avoid heavy, mind stimulating topics. After a while your mind will take over and you will fall asleep.

Let your thoughts wander or repeat a phrase to reduce your heart rate and breathing.

Lucid dreaming are dreams that you remember. These dreams can be used to promote sleep.

Dr. Oz reported that cherry juice can induce sleep because cherries are a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that contributes to sleepiness and relaxation.

Light weight on top of you may release the hormone, serotonin that helps you to produce melatonin. Try weighted blankets or a pillow.

Sleep better if you get into a clean, made bed? Make your bed and straightening your bedroom will help you feel more organized which can impact on your stress levels.

Write either in journal or on your blog. It helps you to think of other things besides your every day work and family schedules. Also if you do write about your worries it relieves stress because you got it out of your mind.

There are many forms of self-hypnosis to fall asleep and one way to imagine a pendulum in your mind. Close your eyes and imagine it going back and forth, back and forth etc…

Spritz calming herbal oil on your pillow like lavender or chamomile.

Other sleep inducing herbs like buckwheat and hops can be stuffed into a pillow.

Trick your mind with opposite suggestions which can sometimes work. REPEAT: “I don’t want to go to sleep” and eventually you will go to sleep.

If you know of any other uncommon ways to fall asleep easy, please leave me a comment. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

The content in Uncommon Ways to Fall Asleep Easy is for information purposes only, intended to raise the awareness of different solutions for sleep disorders and should not be considered medical advice. For medical diagnosis and treatment, please see your qualified health-care professional.
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1 comment:

  1. Imagine the steps you take to get ready in the morning. Maybe even steps to a certain procedure that you do regularly like cooking a meal. I think of the steps of a facial and I imagine what it does to my skin. It also helps to just get up and do something. Worrying in bed doesn't help. Clear the mind by cleaning or bathing.