There are people who have difficulty falling asleep. They spend more time trying to fall asleep than actually falling asleep. Luckily, there are some weird tricks that might help a person fall asleep faster. Here is the list:
4-7-8 Breathing Method
This technique mixes the power of meditation and visualization. Doing this allows the lungs to become fully charged with air, allowing more oxygen to be circulated throughout the body, thus promoting a state of relaxation. We simply need to follow these simple steps:
- Breathe in deeply through the nose for four seconds.
- Hold your breath for seven seconds.
- Exhale through your mouth for eight seconds.
Repeat this process four times. Avoid being too alert at the end of each cycle. Try to practice it mindlessly.
Keep The Toes Toasty
Wearing socks to bed can decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep.
Joseph Krainin, MD, founder and president of Singular Sleep, LLC, and Chief Medical Expert for SoClean says:
“The benefit of wearing socks to bed seems to be vasodilation. The best explanation is that warming the feet causes blood vessels to dilate, and this signals to the brain that it’s time to fall asleep.”
Reading books before sleeping may promote a longer sleep. It is recommended to read from a physical book in order to relax and improve your sleep. Electronic books will just emit a kind of light that can reduce melatonin secretion, thus making it harder for a person to fall asleep and making him feel tired the next day.
Rub On Soothing Oils
In ancient Ayurvedic treatment, people with insomnia are dripped with warm Brahmi oil onto their forehead. But to avoid crawling into bed with oily head, Dr. Kogan. Ananta Ripa Ajmera, a certified Ayurveda health practitioner and yoga instructor and author of The Ayurveda Way, offers another option. Simply sit on a towel and warm the container of oil in a bowl of hot water. We can have coconut oil for summer (since it has cooling potency) and sesame oil for spring or winter. After doing this, have a warm shower and moisturizing soap. This simple technique can relieve stress and help a person snooze in no time.
Bananas are rich in magnesium that is needed by the body to perform its various functions, including promoting relaxation. To make banana tea that can help us fall asleep, we need to take an organic banana, wash it, cut off the tip and the stem, and then cut it in half, leaving the fruit in and the skin on (the banana peel is where it’s at for sleep). Put it in boiling water for 4 minutes, let it cool, and drink the water with a little honey. Honey helps regulate blood sugar throughout the night.