Ways to Fall Asleep

Introduction:Try these sleep inducers to fall asleep and sleep well.

  • 01

    Soft Music

    Play soft, slow, sleepy music. Keep the volume way down, so you can just hear it. Use the same music every night, so it becomes a hypnotizing signal to go to sleep. Enya works well for this.

  • 02

    Soft Bedding

    Use the softest bedding possible in the right weight for the season. Try bamboo sheets, cotton knit sheets, or Egyptian cotton. Make your pillow a high quality one, and use a very soft pillowcase. Try hugging a body pillow to go to sleep.

  • 03

    Warm Milk

    Before bed, drink some warm milk, or cocoa. Supposedly, the tryptophan in the milk will make you drowsy. I don't know if that's what does it, but having a ritual like this every night becomes a powerful signal to your body and mind that it's time to sleep.

  • 04

    Good Book

    Read a mellow and uplifting book of some sort. Read a spiritual book, a non-fiction travel book, poetry, or a book full of art prints. Avoid reading anything that will get you revved up or anxious.

  • 05

    Exercise

    Get plenty of physical exercise during the day. Aerobic exercise is best. This wears you out, so you can really sleep well. Do not exercise within an hour of bedtime, though. That can keep you awake.





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  • clewand550 2/5/2012 Flag This Comment

    The computer and a book always seems to make me sleepy. Nice list of 5 ways to help fall asleep. H5 list.

  • LaLa 9/25/2010 Flag This Comment

    Thanks for the suggestions. I didn't know milk contained tryptophan, will definitely give it a try.

  • jseven 9/20/2010 Flag This Comment

    Great tips for insomnia sufferers, I know many do.

  • ListMaker 9/20/2010 Flag This Comment

    I have had insomnia since I was 16 (don't ask) and find that, for me, old episodes of Frasier put me right out. Kind of tunes my mind out and, I know them so well that I'm not wondering what's going to happen next. Great tips here though!

  • caper 9/19/2010 Flag This Comment

    Cocoa and a good book sounds perfect!

  • sdholloway 9/19/2010 Flag This Comment

    The cocoa sounds perfect. In fact it's one of my favorite winter evening relaxers. Now I'm really looking forward to the cooler weather.

  • ListingToTheLeft 9/19/2010 Flag This Comment

    My soft music is a sound machine set to rain. Love how it lulls me to sleep.

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