Introduction: How to Go to Sleep Fast

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Getting to sleep isn't always easy. Here are some ways that help me get to sleep.

Step 1: Listening to Calm Music

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Listening to peaceful music often helps me go to sleep faster. It distracts the mind and blocks out unwanted noises.When listening to music, wear comfortable headphones and listen at a low volume.

Step 2: Drink Tea

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Drinking hot chamomile or another herbal (non-caffeinated) tea is proven to releave stress and calm the body. Also, drinking warm milk before bed has similar effects.

Step 3: Exercise

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Exercising several hours before going to sleep cause your body to relax and makes you tired. Running, swiming, walking, and sports are all good ways to get exercise during the day.

Step 4: Reading

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Reading is a great way to relieve stress. Try to find a boring thing to read because that works even better.

Step 5: Count Sheep

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This actually is a good way to get to sleep for some people. It helps because it takes your mind off of other things and eventually bores it to sleep. You can always count something else if sheep are too boring. Like purple dinosaurs or walking brocoli people. Anything works.

Step 6: Other Ways

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If the other steps didnt help, try some of these...

Take a hot bath before bed
Do some boring homework
Try tensing your body and relaxing for 15 seconds
Get up and take a walk/relax on the couch

I hope this instructable was helpful! If there is anything you would like to add or reccomend just leave a comment below. Also please rate and subscribe. Thanks and goodluck!


1ph0n3 (author)2012-03-05

I use to hear audio books, podcasts or audio drama. It works fine, I´m falling asleep within 5 to 10 Minutes. It´s like a sleeping pill (never took one;-) without adverse reactions.

Greetings from Germany

Flamp1x (author)2013-08-27

I always have trouble sleeping. Thanks alot

XxKawaiiPandaBearxX (author)2013-06-27

*lays in bed and reads this article* (Lol)

ethanchogn (author)2013-06-25

I think this article is quite relevant in terms of what it is trying to express but I think that other than the illustrations, it should include more descriptions about the various tips of how to go to sleep fast. This will give readers a better understanding of what the author is trying to teach here. Visit for more insomnia cures that will help you cure your insomnia instantly and easily.

lemonie (author)2012-03-03

Why do you want to sleep (when you aren't feeling like doing so)?


Truehart (author)lemonie2012-03-05

There are many reasons. Mine is that I'm a night owl that has an 8-5 job. So even if I don't feel like going to sleep at night, I know that I have to in order to be worth anything in the morning.

lemonie (author)Truehart2012-03-05

It's about timing then?
Now it's 21:30, I'll stay up for a couple of hours, but probably wake up too early at 5:30 or something. You only need what you need...


lemonie (author)lemonie2012-03-06

Yes, that's what happened.


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