These simple tips will help you fall asleep in a flash

You’ve tried them all- staring at the bottom, turning left to the right, turning right to the left, checking your Facebook and Instagram for updates, 1 leg from the quilt, blanket in your face, et cetera but you know that nothing works. You quietly scream for help and then following hours of tossing and turning, you fall asleep. What was supposed to be an 8-hour slumber proves to be a 3-hour power nap?

We’ve all been there, and we all understand just how much of a pain it is. That is precisely why we are here with 5 hacks that you fall asleep quicker and make sure that if you are aiming for 8 hours of sleep, that’s what you will really get!

This is a breathing pattern, and it goes something like this- breathe through your nose for 4 minutes, then hold your breath for 7 minutes and then exhale for 8 seconds. This sleeping trick takes under a minute. Keep repeating the 4-7-8 method, and before you know it, you’ll end up falling asleep.

While lying in your bed, assure that you are in a comfortable position and begin counting. The trick is count very slowly while imagining the sheep. This is the way you need to count- one sheep..two sheep.. and like that. Count until 100 sheep and if you realize that you’re still awake, start counting backward. We bet that you fall asleep until you hit 50 – well, that should work!

Think about your daily life. You might question it by stating “How will believing put me to sleep?” Well, this trick works because it does not worry the mind as you are only recollecting the things which have already happened throughout daily. Five minutes and your ideas will gradually teleport you to the land of sleep.

Read something. Reading stimulates sleep because it takes your eyes away from the harsh lights emitted by mobiles and computer screens. The same as the way you dozed off while reading your college textbooks, pick up something. Keep reading slowly and steadily while allowing your mind to drift slowly to the Land of Nod.

Taking a nice hot shower reduces your body temperature that, in turn, makes you feel relaxed and tired. You may also need to put on warm socks on your feet as research printed at the International Science Journal ‘Nature’ discovered that keeping your feet warm makes you fall asleep faster.

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