Do you have a big presentation to make in the morning? Perhaps it isn’t a presentation but a test, one that can really make or break your grade. Are you having a hard time sleeping? It’s normal, everyone suffers through a night like this once in awhile, but maybe you don’t. Here are some sure ways that’ll put you to sleep.
Try to Stay Up
When it comes to sleep, trying will get you know where. It’ll only cause you frustration and double your tossing and turning. Instead go for some reverse psychology. Challenge yourself to stay awake. Try to keep those eyes open for as long as you can. Doing this will surely bring your brain to resist being awake and you’ll eventually fall asleep.
Hide Your Clock
Imagine someone in bed tossing, turning and every so often looking at their clock and a seeing precious sleep time slip away. That sounds familiar doesn’t it? Do yourself a favor and hide that alarm clock. Looking at time slip by will only build up more stress and make it harder for your mind to shut itself down.
Picture a Place You Love
Instead of settling for the old counting sheep method, try to envision a place that you actually love. See that forest you camped out in over the summer, hear the waterfalls and smell that pine scent from the trees. Getting lost in a relaxing fantasy will totally distract you from the stress and dread that’s keeping you up.
Keep Your Feet and Hand Warm
Studies have shown that having cold hands and feet are surely ingredients to a night of sleep loss. That’s said it’s important wear socks to bed or sleep with a hot water bottle by your feet. The warmth will widen your blood vessels and stop heat loss in those areas. We don’t advise following this step during the summer months.
Listen to Classical Music
Studies have not only shown that classical music can put you to sleep, but any music with a slow rhythm of sixty to eighty beats per minute can help you sleep. Just tune into something classical for forty five minutes before bed. Studies also showed it reduces your chances of depression.