There aren’t many things in life more annoying than not being able to fall asleep at night. We’ve all felt completely exhausted in bed staring at the ceiling and wondering why they can’t just let us sleep.
And as the minutes and hours tick by, the anxiety only seems to increase as you worry about how tired you’ll feel the next day. Nothing seems to help either, counting sheep never works and drinking a cup of valerian tea doesn’t seem to have any effect.
Thankfully, there are sleep experts trying to help people get those all-important Zs. Natural health expert and chemist Dr. Dragonfly CBD’s Tim Bond shared a simple method that could help you fall asleep in just five minutes, reports The Mirror.
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He said: “There is an Irish proverb that says ‘A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the book of doctors’. Good sleep is vital you wake up.”
“Healthy sleep also helps the body stay healthy and ward off disease, and without adequate sleep, the brain cannot function properly, affecting concentration, clear thinking, and memory processing.”
dr Bond claims if you follow these simple steps, you’ll fall asleep in no time:
1. Sit or lie on your bed and slowly relax every muscle in your body.
2. Start with your face, tense the muscles, then let them relax and loosen naturally.
3. Lower your shoulders to release tension and drop your hands to your sides.
4. Exhale and relax your chest. Relax your legs, thighs and calves.
5. Repeat this exercise until your body feels completely relaxed. Get all thoughts out of your head. When your brain feels completely clear, imagine yourself in a relaxed situation.
Some of the calming situations you can think of include sitting on a balcony overlooking the calm sea on a sunny day, swimming on your back in a swimming pool, or any other relaxing scene that works for you. If that doesn’t work, try saying the words “don’t think, don’t think” over and over and you should fall asleep in 10 seconds
dr Bond added: “And don’t forget, for a fast, natural snooze, a few drops of Dragonfly CBD ticks all the boxes to help you feel relaxed and improve sleep, plus it’s fast acting. Dragonfly CBD oil has been shown to reduce conditioned anxiety and anxiety that often prevents people from falling asleep quickly, and the World Health Organization has recognized that CBD helps with insomnia.
In addition to following these tips, it’s important to understand that routine and exercise are critical to getting a good night’s sleep. Routine is incredibly important because if you stick to your regular bedtime schedule, your body will know what to do.
dr Bond added: “Unwinding before bed will also help prepare you. As part of your routine, include relaxation elements that work for you (like taking a warm bath, listening to an audio book or some favorite songs), reducing screen time, and giving mindfulness a try.”
If you can, Dr. Bond talks about exercise every day, which “helps release endorphins,” the feel-good hormone. This “makes us feel better and better equipped to deal with things, which in turn gives us a calmer mind when it comes to sleep”.
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