Getting a good night’s sleep seems hard enough to achieve, but falling asleep can be even more difficult. Whether it’s stress from your day, anxiety about your to-do list, or other worries, plenty of factors can prevent you from drifting off to Neverland no matter how sleepy you feel. So it’s not surprising that we’re constantly searching for ways to fall asleep more easily.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours per night, but the average person is only sleeping 6.8 hours. And women have an especially difficult time falling asleep, as hormonal changes take a toll on our bedtimes. But everyone is capable of creating bad bedtime habits that keep the awake till the wee hours of the morning– using your bedroom as a workspace, drinking one too many cups of coffee (apparently there is such a thing as too much caffeine), and not having a nighttime routine, just to name a few. If falling asleep is a constant struggle, then you might be suffering from a sleep condition like insomnia. But if heading to dreamland is prolonged because you’re relying on your Facebook newsfeed to make you sleepy, you might need some new ideas. Here are seven tricks to fall asleep more easily.