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Fall-Asleep-Fast Tips

Nearly one in five people suffers from occasional insomnia. These tips can help you get to sleep faster and sleep more soundly:

To improve your ability to sleep more readily, create a strong association between your bed and sleep. Also, keeping a fixed schedule can help. For example:

Limit the time you spend in bed to the time when you are actually asleep. Over the span of a couple weeks, keep a sleep diary to get your average sleeping time. Add half an hour to account for the time between going to bed and actually falling asleep. The best time for you to go to sleep is then calculated “backwards,” from when you intend to wake up. For instance, if your alarm is set for 6:00 a.m. and you need six hours of sleep, when you add on the half hour to fall asleep, then you should go to bed at 11:30 p.m.

Source: National Institutes of Health

February 20, 2018

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