How to Fall Asleep in 10, 60, or 120 Seconds

January 15, 2020

A woman is falling asleep
LaVosha Kern

Many people suffer from insomnia or the inability to fall asleep quickly and easily. It is said that approximately 60 million Americans have trouble sleeping. That's a large number. Think about if we take into account the sleeping habits of people on a worldwide scale; we would probably be faced with billions of people who can't sleep. Sleeping is very important for health so this article will aim to lay out issues that may be causing disruptions in your sleep and ways to combat those issues.

Why Can't I Fall Asleep?

As humans who work, juggle relationships, and attempt to maintain our own bodily health, it can be very easy for us to start to feel overwhelmed by everything in our life that we're dealing with. We can start to overthink and hold tension in our bodies even when we aren't aware that we're tense. Anxiety, stress, and depression are some of the main culprits of inhibited sleep.

Anxiety, stress, and depression are all issues that can cause us to ruminate over problems we had throughout the day while we're in bed at night trying to fall asleep. If you had an argument with a loved one over the phone, anxiety can keep you up thinking about how to repair the relationship or where things went wrong. If you have a big business meeting the next day, stress can make you toss and turn. And if you suffer from depression, you can spend hours simply trapped in your own head instead of sleeping. And then the lack of sleep causes your anxiety, stress, and/or depression to worsen. It's a never-ending cycle.

What Can Help?

Since one of the deterrents to a good night of sleep is a head full of thoughts, it only makes sense that the best treatment would be to clear your mind of the thoughts and clutter that can make it difficult for you to fall asleep. 'How can I clear my thoughts?' you might ask. Well, you may find it hard to do at first but, as with anything, practice makes perfect.

Meditate – Each night, before bed, try to think of a calm setting. It can be a quiet forest you visited once or a waterfall or even just focusing on your comfortable bed. Whatever it is that brings you peace and comfort, think about that only until you drift off to sleep. You can even play sounds in the background that may help with this (i.e. rain sounds, white noise, light thunder).

Relax Your Body – All of that tension that gathered in your body throughout the day, try to release it. Relax your facial muscles and all of the muscles in the rest of your body. Breathe deeply until it feels like you're practically sinking into the bed. During the process of relaxing your body, you should find that this tends to help sleep come a lot faster.

Products - There are also Flexispot products that can help like the Cool Mist Humidifier and the Full Body Massage Chair. The Flexispot Humidifier is quiet and produces the aroma of your favorite scent depending on whatever essential oil you use. There is an aroma box specifically for you to add your favorite. Pleasant smells are known to calm and relax a person, so this will definitely help to get you in that relaxed mood for sleep.

The Full Body Massage Chair will relax your muscles to the point where sleep comes easier. The description for this product compares lying in this massage chair to lying on clouds, so you can expect great results with the use of this product. Both products can be ordered from the Flexispot website.

It can be hard to get a peaceful night's sleep. But with the help of the techniques and the products listed above, it should get easier and easier as the nights go on. 

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