No matter what you do, you can’t seem to fall asleep. You toss and turn, count sheep, try to relax, try to clear your head from all the stressful thoughts, but hours later you are still awake. So, what are some of the best ways to fall asleep fast you ask? Here are my personal solutions.
Getting up in the morning becomes the hardest part of your day. You start your new day all grumpy and moody, which affects the rest of your day and destroying your quality of life.
Poor sleep is nothing to yawn at. It affects your ability to do EVERYTHING – Work, take care of your children, your relationships and it’s proven to damage your health. Not to mention that sleep problems can literally drive you crazy.
The same old usual ways to fall asleep (no caffeine, exercising, darkening the room and even meditating) actually do not work for most people. So what’s left to do? What are other ways to fall asleep fast?
Ways to Fall Asleep Fast
In my latest research to find natural pain relief for my aching joints I’ve stumbled upon two incredible products that work wonders for both pain relief AND sleep problems – Without any kind of medication.
Way #1 to Fall Asleep Fast – The Acupressure Mat
I was hesitant to try what seemed to me as a torture tool. How can laying on 6000 nail-like plastic spikes help me fall asleep? I wondered as I read dozens of user reviews claiming exactly that.
Isn’t it painful? Or at least uncomfortable? Doesn’t falling asleep require feeling as comfortable as possible?
But I’ve decided I have nothing to lose. It’s not like I have to swallow dangerous medication and it doesn’t involve any kind of special effort.
The first thing you feel when you lie on the “Swedish bed of nails” is a prickly sensation. It’s an uncomfortable feeling, but after 2 minutes I could hardly notice it anymore.
I felt a warm, tingling sensation all over my back. The Lower back pain that was bothering me all day was significantly reduced.
The next thing I remember is looking at my alarm clock. It’s been 5 minutes since I climbed on the mat and I could hardly keep my eyes open. I rolled off the mat to the other side of my bed and fell asleep.
For the first time in months I woke up at 6 AM, refreshed and energized after 8 hours of sleep.
How Does it Work?
Our body is lined with pressure points, which, when “pressured”, release pain relieving and stress reducing hormones (endorphins and oxytocin).
Stimulating these pressure points causes an increased circulation, resulting in a warm feeling (blood is flowing, full of nutrients) and reduced heart rate, indicating relaxation. This naturally induced relaxation is what helps you fall asleep incredibly fast (and relieves back pain if you happen to suffer from that too…)
The acupressure mat I used is called The Shakti Mat and you couldn’t pry it from my cold dead hands.
Be warned that if you have a sensitive skin this might not be the right tool for you. It’s also not to be used by pregnant woman.
Way #2 to Fall Asleep Fast – The Far Infrared Heating Mat
If you haven’t heard about infrared light therapy and the ridiculously amazing benefits of infrared heating – You are unaware of one of nature’s most powerful pain and stress relieving tools of all time.
If I have any kind of back pain, joint pain or even just a headache, I immediately whip out my amethyst biomat.
The mat provides very soothing warmth, which is hard to describe. It is deep warmth, with no perceivable source, making the warmth experience almost surreal. It dramatically reduces my back pain, extremely relaxing, giving me very restful sleep and restores my energy ever time.
How Does it Work?
Did you ever get in a car on a sunny day in winter? Wonder how it feels so warm inside when the air outside is freezing? That’s the infrared light from the sun.
Far infrared rays, which are completely invisible to the naked eye, are capable of penetrating deep into the human body (literally right down to your bones) where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate major bodily functions.
Far infrared rays are 100% safe. They’re NOT the ultraviolet rays which cause sunburn and skin cancer. In fact, infrared light therapy is often used in hospitals to warm newborn infants.
Much like with the bed of nails, the increase in blood circulation and the warmth it results in helps you to relax almost immediately, helping you to fall asleep so fast you might forget to switch the thing off.
My personal infrared biomat is Richway Amethyst Biomat. It’s expensive but it’s one of the best buys of my entire life. It serves me and my family with loyalty every time.
I can almost guarantee that trying out one of these natural sleep aids will change your life, or at least your sleep. The only possible side effect is loud snoring, but that’s a story for whole new article…
Do you know of other ways to fall asleep fast? I’d love to hear about them.
To your health and happiness,
If your sleep problems are more than just the occasional difficulty to fall sleep, I highly recommend you check out this PDF:
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