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Many of us lie awake at night, desperately wanting to go to sleep with our eyes wide open. This is down to many factors. Some people can just fall asleep quicker than others. Other people are too stimulated in their daily lives to even consider sleeping. However, with the following tips, anybody can fall into a deep, quality sleep:

Wind Down a Few Hours before Bed

You can’t just have a full, busy day then expect to hop into bed and drop off straight away. Some people can, but it’s unusual. You need to wind down a few hours before bed. This doesn’t mean having a whole bottle of wine and a takeaway. Simply turn down the lights, and try to avoid any electricals. Bright lights in your face will confuse your brain and make it think it’s daytime.

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Read a Good Book

Reading a few chapters of a good book is the perfect thing to do before bedtime. Reading can make us sleepy, and it can also give us interesting dreams depending on the book you’re reading. You could even listen to an audiobook quietly, if you don’t like to read.

Take a Hot Bath

Hot baths help to relax our muscles, which can get us ready to hop straight into bed. However, when our bodies cool down, we naturally want to go to sleep. This is another reason hot baths are beneficial. Why not treat yourself to a candlelit bath? You could even play music and use bath salts.

Do Some Exercise in the Afternoon

Exercise in the afternoon is the perfect time to do it, if you can’t get it in the morning. This will leave you feeling much more tired when it’s finally time to get in bed. If you exercise too close to bedtime, be careful, as it can stimulate you too much.

Use Lavender Bed Spray

Lavender is naturally good at making us tired. You can find plenty of linen sprays designed for this, so you can simply spritz them on and hop into your bed. It’ll smell beautiful, and it’ll relax all of your senses too.

Stop Snoring

Snoring might seem harmless, but there can actually be a more serious underlying cause for it. You may be overweight, or have blocked airways as you sleep. Sometimes, you don’t even know that you snore, but it can affect your sleep in a bad way. There are plenty of remedies; like snorewizard, for example.

Listen to Meditation Music

Meditation music, and sometimes hypnosis music can be a great thing to listen to as you drift off. It can put you in a real deep sleep, so you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to attack the day. You don’t have to search too hard for this kind of music, as ready made playlists can be found on Spotify.

These tips will help you to drop off with no problems and jump out of bed in the morning, bright eyed and bushy tailed. Have fun!

About The Author

Sneha Srimani is a Bachelor of Science graduate in health education. She is also social media manager at NucleusAccumbens.com. Before coming to Nucleus Accumbens, she worked as a Jr. Medical Physicist. Now she decided to share her experience and medical information through this blog.