How to Sleep

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As we get older, things that once came easy to us may seem harder and harder. Take how to sleep for example, you may have been able to drift off to bed easily as a kid, but as we age these ideas can become harder and harder. Not only that, there can be activities that actively get in the way of how to sleep.

While there aren’t any secrets to the big ideas (give yourself plenty of time to rest, try to destress before bed) we can help with the little ideas that should give you a better picture of how to sleep.

First off, it’s important to create an environment that is sleep friendly. That means getting rid of phones, computers, tablets, and anything else that will give off artificial light. Artificial light, also known as blue light, creates a signal to your brain that it’s actually time to wake up and become active.

Next, take time to relax and meditate, read a book, anything that can quiet your mind for a few minutes before bed and take you from an active place to one that is conducive to sleep. If need be, try to do some yoga stretches and drink some tea.

Once you’re in bed, experiment with a position that feels most comfortable to you. If you’re experiencing back or leg issues, try wedging a pillow between your thighs to relieve any pressure that may be preventing you from falling asleep. As always, a pill is a last ditch effort, try to create healthy sleeping habits that you can practice every day.

The biggest secret for how to fall asleep is just that — consistency.

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David Bridge

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Meet Our Review Board

Each week our team researches, writes and collaborates with industry leaders to bring you simple easy-to-read sleep information.

David Bridge

Sleep Coach

Siddhesh Tiwatne

Sleep Coach

Authored by health experts and journalists

Fact checked and science-backed

Medically reviewed by physicians

Meet Our Review Board

Each week our team researches, writes and collaborates with industry leaders to bring you simple easy-to-read sleep information.

David Bridge

Sleep Coach

Siddhesh Tiwatne

Sleep Coach

Authored by health experts and journalists

Fact checked and science-backed

Medically reviewed by physicians