Falling asleep may seem easy for some, but when it comes to the ones suffering from insomnia or other sleep problems, it is not the case.
Although this type of issues may need a visit to your doctor, there are other natural solutions that have helped a big majority of individuals, including:
Most people stay awake at night because of their head going crazy for hours with thoughts and scenarios that serve them for nothing. Sadly, there's no magical button to turn-off our minds, but one thing that could help is meditation.
Meditation is a therapy that will make you focus in the present moment, instead of letting your mind revive scenarios that may have happened years ago. A guided meditation is a natural experience of letting go of everything that happened in your day or even in life, and just relax your body and mind all at once.
Scientifically talking, meditation helps lower the heart rate by igniting the parasympathetic nervous system and encouraging slower breathing, which is essential for a good night sleep.
Despite the fact that it can be hard to stop your mind from thinking in your first meditation experience, but with practice, it will get better, and you will find yourself meditating every night before bedtime!
2- Intimacy (with partners or self)
According to the National Sleep Foundation, sex can make it easier to fall asleep since it boosts oxytocin (the love hormone) and lowers cortisol (the stress hormone).
A lot of people confessed that sleeping with someone next to them, or having sex before going to bed, helps them sleep faster and easier, it is the most natural remedy for sleep problems!
Don't worry if you are single! Studies has proven that masturbation has similar effects to your body as sex does. Masturbation can relieve stress and make you feel comfortable both physically and emotionally, it also makes you tired and sleepy, which is exactly what you are looking for!
3- Listening to Podcasts or Audiobooks with Light/Easy-going Content
Podcasts and audiobooks are a marvelous way to ignore the crazy thoughts going back and forth in your head, and emphasize on the story you are listening to. We can't switch off our minds, but we can cause a distraction!
When picking a podcast or an audiobook, make sure the content is light and easy-going, you don't want to listen to a podcast that is hard to comprehend by your brain, or an audiobook with crazy plot twists, this will only cause your mind to try hard in order to understand the story, which is the total contrary of relaxing.
Sleep problems can be actually cured thanks to the natural rituals we just talked about, do you have another technique in mind? Let us know in the comments section!