50 Ways to fall asleep

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”
― Ernest Hemingway

Here is a list of ways to fall asleep. Sleep is good. Tips and tricks to get that recommend minimum of 7 hours of sleep. If these do not work I recommend that you see some sort of doctor.


  1. Establish a bedtime routine. And stick to it.
  2. Start a journal. Document your thoughts.
  3. Munch on magnesium.
  4. Try a cup of chamomile tea.
  5. Exercise regularly.
  6. Get some fresh air.
  7. Work out earlier in the day.
  8. Take a power nap during the day.
  9. Create a comfortable environment.
  10. Keep the bedroom slightly cool.
  11. Set a daily wake-up time. With alarms or people to wake you.
  12. Make up for lost sleep.
  13. Dim the lights or keep it dark.
  14. Keep caffeine fixes to mornings and early afternoons.
  15. Don’t toss and turn. Control yourself.
  16. Check the medicine cabinet.
  17. Leave pets on the floor.
  18. Face the alarm clock away.
  19. Get techy and use apps. Or play a game for five minutes.
  20. Try progressive muscle relaxation.
  21. Sniff some lavender. Or a lavender candle.
  22. Listen to soothing and relaxing music.
  23. Drink something warm.
  24. Read a book, at least one chapter..
  25. Change your angle how you sleep.
  26. Adjust your pillow.
  27. Adjust your sleeping surface.
  28. Reduce unwanted noise. Or blinking lights.
  29. Count sheep or something appropriate to you..
  30. Use your imagination and go to your happy place.
  31. Yoga/meditation.
  32. Lists of issues, ideas or thoughts.
  33. Read an article about getting to sleep..
  34. Wear socks to bed.
  35. Immerse your face with water for 30 seconds.
  36. Blow bubbles. Good breathing techniques before bed.
  37. The 4 -7 -8 technique.
  38. Hot water bottles.
  39. Electric blanket.
  40. Try staying awake and daydream your thoughts.
  41. Use a neck pillow.
  42. Use a special leg pillow.
  43. Use more or fewer pillows.
  44. Do not focus on your issues.
  45. Keep your mind clear of thoughts.
  46. Wear a sleeping mask.
  47. Try a different place in the house for the night.
  48. Get up for ten minutes, do something. Then go back to bed.
  49. Attempt to lucid dream and keep saying in your head “Mind awake, body asleep,”.
  50. Avoid eating and drinking coffee before going to bed.

2 thoughts on “50 Ways to fall asleep

  1. Great list! But I think a critical one is missing: Don’t take smartphone/tablet to your bedroom! I believe those electronic devices cause many people awake the whole night!

    Regarding pillows, I think they are important to sleep, particular people with neck problems, like me. You should pick up different heights and firmness pillows regard to your sleeping position. I’m a side sleeper, recently, I found a very good buckwheat pillow here: https://bestpillowforsleeping.com/best-buckwheat-pillow-for-side-sleepers/, the best pillow I’ve every had!

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