11 Weird Tips For Falling Asleep That Can Actually Work
If you’ve ever had a sleepless night, or bout of insomnia, then you know the horribleness that is lying awake at night. It always feels like the harder you try to pass out, the more elusive sleep becomes. And there you remain until morning — feeling tired, cranky, and bleary-eyed. It’s enough to make anyone wish for ways to quickly fall asleep.
And yet such bright, sleep-inducing ideas rarely occur in the middle of the night. In your half-asleep state, it’s much more common to toss and turn, stare angrily at the clock, or zero in on every annoying faucet drip and distant car alarm. (I’m feeling cranky just writing about.)
Of course missing a night or two of sleep isn’t the end of the world. All you have to do is go to bed on time the following night, and you should catch up just fine. But ongoing sleep issues can become quite the problem. In fact, chronic sleep deprivation can lead to increased stress, decreased alertness, and even cognitive impairment, according to Michael J. Breus, PhD, on WebMD.com. That’s why getting your seven to nine hours of deep sleep is so important.
The next time you find yourself lying awake and fruitlessly counting sheep, try these uncommon (but super helpful) sleep tricks. They may be just what you need to finally catch some Zzzs.
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