7 tips on how to fall asleep fast
Today, 30 to 35% of adults suffer from insomnia. It's the same percentage of people that immediately make a grab for their cellphone when waking up. COINCIDENCE? Probably not! The Dodow Team is going to help you find out how to fall asleep fast with these 7 simple tips.
Food that makes you sleepy
It is better to eat a light meal with mostly carbohydrates and/or tryptophan (an amino acid) 2 to 3 hours before bed. Have some pasta, rice, potatoes, but also cereals and dried vegetables like quinoa or lentils, these are all foods that make you sleepy.
If you fancy some herbal tea, chamomile and valerian have a relaxing effect – but beware of mint, which is a stimulant!
If you’re pregnant, the rules are a bit different: pay attention to what you can and can't eat to keep your baby healthy. Some diets are good for pregnancy, and other diets you should better avoid.
How technology affects sleep
The blue light projected by screens prevents your body from producing melanin, which means it prevents you from falling asleep by disrupting your biological clock. Read paperbacks or stare at your bedroom’s ceiling in order to stay as free from screens as possible.
What happens in your mind affects the rest of your body, so it's important to stay positive. Keep a notebook next to your bed to write down all the great things that happened to you during the day. It will help you relax and prevent you from thinking about your worries too much. Having a positive attitude will definitely help you fall asleep.