Everyone wishes they could instantly fall asleep. While that isn’t likely, these five tricks can speed up the process.
The first is recalling your favorite place. Imagining a relaxing scene helps people fall asleep 20 minutes faster. The second is consuming honey before bed. Honey’s natural sugars boost glycogen in the liver, helping you fall asleep faster. A study from the University of Glasgow suggests forcing yourself to stay awake removes the sleep anxiety that normally prevents you from falling asleep, causing you to fall asleep faster. The fourth trick involves eating turkey because it contains tryptophan, an amino acid thought to cause drowsiness. The final tip is turning down the heat. Your internal body temperature is linked to your body clock, and your body keeps you up if you’re hot.