Teaching your brain to sleep faster

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Teaching your brain to sleep faster

After a long and tiring day, it’s the secret wish of everyone to fall asleep right after going to the bed. But sadly enough, this is not the case with most of us. Due to the stress that we have to take throughout the day and the hectic schedule of everyday life, it becomes really difficult to ensure a sound sleep at night. If it takes around 15 minutes to fall asleep every night, it’s more than 91 hours that you lose every year. Just think about it – you have to spend more than two workweeks lying in the bed idly, just waiting to fall asleep. If you already suffer from insomnia, the idle hours that get wasted waiting for sleep to come would be even more for you. Just imagine how many precious hours would be wasted waiting for sleep this way?
If you badly wish to sleep faster after going to the bed, here is a helpful tip to follow. Basically, you have to eliminate caffeine completely from your diet. You should start doing this at least two weeks before you try to change your sleeping habits. Yerba mate, chocolate, cola, coffee and caffeinated tea like decaf tea, white tea and green tea are some of the drinks and foods that you must avoid. Even if you have a small cup of coffee in the morning, it might disturb the agenda to fall asleep quickly at night. In fact, having a small cup of coffee can cause you to sleep restlessly and you might be prone to awaken frequently throughout the night.

Don’t get disappointed while eliminating caffeine completely from your diet as you can add it back to your daily routine once you are able to change your sleeping habits successfully. The training process for sleeping faster may take a long period of time though. In fact, it might take several months or years, depending on to what extent you want to improve the habits. However, the process is not at all difficult and you don’t need to accomplish it within a given period of time.

Once you have eliminated caffeine, start training you subconscious mind. Set a time to go to bed and leave it, irrespective of whatever happens. Indulge yourself in activities, both physical and mental so that you are already tired and willing to fall asleep once you get into your bed. Set an alarm to get up at a fixed time. Though the initial few days may be difficult, your brain will soon get the signal that it has only limited hours to sleep and must learn to fall asleep faster to be well rested. Continue doing this until you start falling asleep within 5-10 minutes of getting on the bed. The only challenge would be to maintain this consistency for a long period of time, because leaving it midway would do you no good.

Remember – in order to fall asleep fast, you need to teach your brain about the same, and you can reach this point eventually, over consistent attempts. So, stick to these steps as mentioned above to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

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