As humans, we pack many activities into a day, and these activities sometimes wear the body out. This accumulated stress affects the way we sleep, and just as importantly, how fast we fall asleep. No matter how much stress the body is going through, there are ways the body can fight this stress to relieve the body and sleep more comfortably.
Turn the lights off
It does sound obvious, but often people forget to turn the lights off. Waking up is usually brought about by daylight. Therefore, to be in the mood and be ready to sleep, turn the lights off and every other light source in the room. If there’s any need for you to check your phone, make sure the brightness is low. To bring sleep more quickly, turn off all your electronics up to two hours before you go to bed. A sleep mask can help, as well.
Play soft music
You may be an auditory person. In fact, a large percentage of human beings are affected by calm, soothing music. It could be classical, country, or peaceful music. It could also be gentle strums of the guitar. The bottom line is: as long as it calms your nerves, you will fall into a peaceful sleep.
Read a book to help fall asleep.
Reading a book slows the mind down and calms you down for quality sleep to come. It works, too, if you wake up and are unable to go back to bed. Reading a book helps you drift into a less fitful sleep.
Make a to-do list
Instead of bothering yourself over what you have to get done, write them all down. Every evening before hitting the hay, take a moment and write down everything you have to do the next day. This technique ensures you have less to think about (since it is all written on paper) so you can sleep comfortably without having to worry about your next day’s tasks after lying down.
Drink a cup of Chamomile Tea
Chamomile is known to help people relax. It helps the body calm down so the body can fall asleep more quickly. Chamomile tea helps soothe the body, which leads to better sleep. It is also good for calming anxiety, boosting the immune system, and easing digestion.