The Not So Secret, Secret to Falling Asleep Within 10 Minutes

😴 In a world of constant stimulation it’s time to relearn how to switch off…

Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)

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“Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama

Sleep is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself. Not only does it help you recover from physical activity, but it also helps to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as improve your memory and cognitive functioning.

Whilst you sleep you brain basically clears out all the ‘shite’ that has been built up during the day! Then reorganises all of your experiences. Keeping the information it deems to be important and shredding the information you don’t require. If your not sleeping then the brain isn’t able to get all this vital work done!

In addition to all those benefits, falling asleep within 10 minutes has been shown to improve your overall health. It reduces inflammation levels in your body by decreasing blood flow through vessels that would otherwise be constricted due to prolonged periods without sleep.

As someone with ADHD I can suffer from insomnia. After a decade of studying psychology related subjects at college and university, I realised my mother knew best all along. So, here is my Mother’s guide to falling asleep within 10 minutes…

The Secret to falling asleep within 10 minutes

There are a number of ways you can fall asleep within 10 minutes. From using your imagination and focusing on some relaxing images, such as a sunset or the ocean. Maybe sheep.

Static noise is normally recommended personally I find it highly irritating. Although brown noise works for me. This is natural sounds, such as the crashing of waves, waterfall or heavy rain.

If you want to fall asleep quickly, it’s important to relax your mind and body. Relaxation is key because the more relaxed you are, the easier it will be for your muscles and brain to unwind.

To begin relaxing…

  • An hour or so before bed take a lukewarm shower or have a bath. This will help aid sleep by releasing muscle tension, lowering blood and body temperature.

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Trisha Dunbar (She/Her)

🧠 Lessons on Psychology, Philosophy & Neurodiversity, ✍ A Dyslexic Top Writer | Reading for Growth | Writing for Self-Expression 🦣@trishadunbar@me.dm