THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU JUST CAN'T FALL ASLEEP
We’ve all been there – when you’re lying in bed for hours upon hours, staring at the alarm clock. You watch the precious minutes when you could be sleeping slip by one by one. It’s the absolute worst. Luckily, we’ve accumulated a few tips and tricks to help us get to sleep.
Change into your most comfortable pajamas.
If you're feeling like you just can't get comfortable, no matter the position, it could very possibly have something to do with what you're wearing. It might help to get up and change into something softer, warmer, and more comfortable. Or just go nude! We won't judge.
Make yourself a cup of tea.
Chamomile tea is great for getting to sleep. It contains no caffeine (obviously) and the warm liquid is bound to help you relax and unwind. As you sip your tea, try implementing some meditation techniques! You'll be catching some Z's in no time.
Drop some Lavender oil on your pillow.
Aromatherapy can have a powerful effect, and lavender is known to have calming properties. Implementing it into your nightly routine might help you fall asleep faster, and more importantly, stay asleep.
Move your alarm clock so you can't see it.
If you are continuously stressed about the time and checking the clock, obviously it's going to keep you up! Especially, if your alarm clock has lights. Set it off to the side, take a deep breath, and focus on relaxing each muscle group, starting with your toes. And if your alarm clock is on your cell phone, that's even more reason to set it aside. The blue light of the screen will have you up all night.
Read a book.
In the above tip, we mentioned that phone screens will keep you up all night, so if you feel like you need to stimulate your brain but want to sleep, try reading a book instead of checking Facebook.
Put on some warm fuzzy socks.
This tip is (admittedly) kind of hit and miss. Not everyone can sleep in socks, but if you do like sleeping in socks, pick out your fuzziest, most comforting pair and put them on. Comfy feet, comfy body, more sleep.
Hopefully, the above tips can help you get your best night's sleep yet. Did we miss any tips and tricks that you yourself enjoy using? If so, leave us a comment. We love to keep as many get-to-sleep-quick tips in our arsenal as possible. Happy sleeping!