Are you having a hard time getting to dreamland each time? It can be frustrating to remain wide awake when your alarm clock is bound to set off in just a couple of hours. Needless to say, failure to fall asleep when you want it can take its toll on your mood, energy levels and performance the following day.
Did you know that it’s possible to teach your brain to shut down in just half a minute so you may enjoy your much-needed sleep asap? Using this can be very advantageous most especially if you are prone to insomnia. By mastering this technique, you will no longer have to be bugged by inability to sleep when you need it the most.
Prior to learning this technique, it is a good idea for you to turn your back on things that are known to wreck good sleeping habits. With these sleep saboteurs out of the picture, getting some shut-eye should no longer be a problem.
For instance, you should refrain from drinking coffee several hours before you hit the sack. It’s no secret that caffeine found in coffee stimulates the nervous system. With this chemical in your bloodstream, falling asleep can be a real challenge.
It’s not just coffee that you should avoid if you want to doze off very easily at night. You should refrain from getting your hands on a serving of anything that has caffeine in it, such as cola and black or green tea. It’s also a good idea to quit munching on chocolates because these delectable treats contain caffeine that can leave you wide awake at night.
Worry not that you have to say goodbye to your favorite cup of java (and others that have caffeine in them) for the rest of your life in exchange for getting to dreamland quickly. That’s because once you have fully trained your brain to fall asleep at your command, you may in fact once again enjoy coffee and the rest of the bunch.
So are you keyed up to learn the technique? Prior to presenting to you the steps, it’s a good idea to know a few very important matters about this highly useful technique in shutting down your brain at bedtime.
First, do take note that it may take some time before you are able to fully use the technique to your advantage. Some people who subscribed to it took several months before they were able to start falling asleep in just half a minute. Second, there will be times when getting some shut-eye may prove to be challenging even after perfecting the said technique. You can expect for an elusive sleep when you are stressed or when bugged by a major family or work problem. Third, you should also try to turn your back on certain habits that tend to disrupt your sleeping habits, such as watching TV or surfing the internet when you’re already in bed.
Now let us take a look at the steps to mastering the technique. Follow them all carefully and it’s for certain that you will be able to get to sleep in just half a minute after some time.
Take a nap during the day. This part of the training process is so enjoyable, right? Here’s the catch: it should not go beyond 20 minutes. To ensure you’re not going to go past the 20-minute mark, you should rely on an alarm clock or a similar app installed on your smart phone. The moment you feel the urge to snooze, set the alarm.
Always set your alarm clock before you hit the sack. When it goes off in the morning, get off your bed. Doing this on a daily basis, whether it’s a weekday or a weekend, is a great way to regulate your circadian rhythm. Experts say that a normal circadian rhythm helps keep at bay sleep problems.
Gradually introduce some of your old habits when you feel that your brain is getting good at falling asleep. For instance, you may start enjoying a cup of coffee at 3 in the afternoon or reading a few pages of a paperback novel at bedtime. Prior to welcoming them back, however, ensure that you have been training your brain for a long time already.