When we are kids falling asleep feels so natural. What’s changed?
As we age, it can be a harder and harder task to find the time for a good eight hours. Sometimes it might feel like we have to train ourselves how to go to sleep all over again. So what do you do when you feel like you’ll never doze off? There are a number of ways to solve the problem of how to go to sleep that don’t include sleeping pills. Here are a couple all natural solutions to the problem of sleep.
First, make sure that the place you’re trying to sleep is an optimal environment for it.
That includes getting rid of all artificial light, putting your phone away, and darkening the windows as much as possible. It could also mean listening to relaxing music or wafting soothing smells. A naturally good sleep environment should help from the get-go. Next, try practicing some meditation about a half hour before bed. Meditation is good for releasing the anxieties that have built up throughout the day, which can affect both your physical and mental states.
If you’re lying in bed, and sleep still hasn’t come to you, don’t fret.
Lying there, worrying about how to go to sleep isn’t going to help you. Instead, and this may seem counterintuitive, get up and do something else for ten minutes. Read a book, walk around your room, whatever you can do to control the stimulus that is bothering you. Oftentimes you can trick the body into resetting its sleep clock by stimulating it for a short time. If you’re dealing with insomnia, give these methods a try.