5 Easy Steps to Fall Asleep Faster at Night
For many years, productivity and measuring of ‘success’ was in part, determined by how little a person slept each night. Many people viewed sleep as a waste of time that could otherwise be spent being productive—working or even enjoying physical activities or hobbies.
In fact, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and other similar thought leaders often boasted about their ability to get by on just a few hours of sleep a night.
But today, thanks to science and practice, truly successful people have found that sleep is not something to be shunned—but rather—a vital element to health, well-being and success that should be embraced and nurtured.
And when it comes to strength training, sleep is where the real work happens. While you may think that you’re building muscle while pumping iron at the gym, that’s not really true. What you are doing by lifting weights at the gym is setting the stage for muscle growth. The muscles actually get bigger and stronger while you are sleeping, while they are recovering.
When you lift weights through progressive resistance, you are actually causing tiny micro tears in the muscle tissue. These tears are repaired while you sleep, each time getting better prepared for the next time they’re stressed through progressive resistance.
So the bottom line is that if you don’t get plenty of sound, restful sleep, you will never get as big and as strong as you want to be.
Unfortunately, for millions of people around the world, falling asleep is just not that easy. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that nearly 40% of Americans report having regular difficulties falling asleep on a regular basis.
If you are among these persons—or if you just occasionally have trouble getting a good night’s sleep—here are five easy steps that can help you fall asleep faster at night:
Step 1: Take a warm shower before bed
A nice warm shower relaxes the mind and body. And when your mind and body are relaxed, it is much easier to fall asleep at night.
Step 2: Wear socks to bed
Wearing socks to bed warms your feet. According to the National Sleep Foundation, heating cold feet causes vasodilation—dilation of the blood vessels—which may tell the brain that it is bedtime.
Step 3: Listen to soothing music
Many people find that soft, soothing music helps to relax and calm their minds. To help you fall asleep faster, ideally, you should look for music with a beat somewhere between 60 to 80 beats per minute. Most classical music falls into this range. A 2008 study showed that listening to 45 minutes of classical music prior to bedtime resulted in better quality sleep.
Step 4: Cool your room
Lowering the temperature of your bedroom to somewhere between 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit also signals the body that it is time to relax and switch into sleep mode.
Step 5: Hide your clock
When having difficulty falling asleep, repeatedly looking at your clock exacerbates the problem and makes falling asleep all the more challenging. The simple solution is to simply hide your clock before you lie down to sleep.
Some of the most effective include Melatonin, Chamomile, Passion Flower, Magnesium, Vitamin B6 and a few others. You could buy each of these individually—which is a hassle and a bit costly—or you could take something like Sleep Fusion, which is an exclusive, all-natural formula made by Critical Nutrition.
Made to exacting specifications, Sleep Fusion is a simple-to-use, completely natural solution that that helps with sleeping easier at night. This special, customized blend includes 7 milligrams of Melatonin per serving.
In addition, Critical Nutrition’s custom formula contains 10 milligrams of Vitamin B6 and 125 milligrams of Magnesium—an important contributor to proper sleep function and one of the most commonly reported mineral deficiencies. Sleep Fusion also includes a unique, sleep-inducing blend of Chamomile Flower Powder, Hops Powder Flower and Passion Flower for maximum results.
One of the problems with traditional over-the-counter sleep aids is that many of them are habit-forming, meaning that you mentally and physically become dependent on them to fall asleep at night. And because they are manmade formulations, many of them can also bring about unwanted side effects and possibly even health complications.
So if you are one of the millions of Americans struggling to fall asleep at night due to stress or anxiety, take a moment to try Sleep Fusion from Critical Nutrition Labs. It’s an all-natural solution that is bound to make falling asleep faster and easier, while also giving you a better night’s sleep.