How to Sleep

Intro: How to Sleep

Are you struggling to sleep well this should help you get the Sleep you need WARNING: when the sun is out it is harder to get to sleep so make sure the sun is gone.

Step 1: Getting Comfort

Well a key object for sleeping is a bed and other acceseries like, pillows,sheets,mattresses and quilts so before we start make sure you have all of those items.

Step 2: Warmth

Make sure the room temperature is not sizzling hot or not freezing cold I'd say set it to around 14 degrees Celsius.

Step 3: Dark or Light

Another key step in getting to sleep is darkness pull down all the blinds and turn off all the lights try and get it as dark as you can.if you are unable to get it pitch black the try wearing sleeping eye glasses.

Step 4: The Adele Theropy

Iv heard rumours that listening to Adele songs while your going to sleep can actually put you to sleep.

Step 5: Sleeping Pills

Do not take sleeping pills no matter what. Headaches, weight gain, diarrhoea, nervousness and confusion are just a few of the common side effects from taking sleeping pills



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    9 Discussions


    3 years ago

    I take melatonin almost every night and its never dangerous. DO NOT TAKE SLEEPING PILLS UNLESS YOUR DOCTOR SAYS SO!THEY CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS!!!!!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I wouldn't include melatonin as a "dangerous sleeping pill". I've used it for a couple of months, with great results, and have tried being a week off them, on two occasions. No more trouble getting to sleep than usually without the pills, which tells me your body won't get addicted to them.

    If you need some good and real sleep, take 1-2mg of melatonin! It's OTC, and it's the hormone your body produces when it's dark, which causes tiredness. It's also an extremely strong antioxidant! Well, good night ;)

    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago

    I was in 3rd grade aig takkng those pills and I goy confused and overwhelmed


    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, and if you're into using your computer late at night, download the program called F.lux. It'll automatically dim your screen when the sun goes down, so you don't have that "eerie blue glow" at the middle of the night. It's very helpful.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Sleeping pills are not just one kind of drug. They work in very different fashions.

    Ask your doctor about sleeping pills if you need them -doctors are qualified to tell you if you should take and what type of sleeping pills to take.

    Some side effects (if you experience them at all) are much less damaging to you than the effects of loss of sleep.


    5 years ago on Introduction

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    Phil B

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for your Instructable.

    My job was sedentary. By the time I reached my mid-60s in age I began to have difficulty sleeping through the night, and frequently found myself awake for two or so hours during the night. A moderate amount of exercise during the day on a regular basis helps because it enhances the production of hormones that aid well-being and sleep, plus it tired me enough to help me sleep. My wife swears by melatonin as a sleep aid. I tried it and it did not help, but I did have some very interesting and strange dreams. Often it helps to listen to whatever audio tracks work for you. For me, listening to Podcasts in a 2nd language I am trying to learn and improve relaxes me and helps me drop off into sleep. My iPhone is great for this because it shuts itself off and does not waken me as it would if it were still playing a couple of hours later.

    After I retired I began to sleep better because I just plain had less stress.

    When one awakens during the night, there is always the question of what to do. It may be that I will fall asleep again in a reasonable time. It may be that it would be best for me to rise and read or work on something in another room until I become drowsy and fall asleep again. It helped a lot that my profession allowed me to set my own hours. When I needed an afternoon nap to catch up and be fresh again for the rest of the day, I could interrupt my schedule and take the nap.

    I still do not have all of the answers to sleeping through the night dependably. I do avoid drinking much in liquids for a couple of hours before time for bed. Caffeine does not bother me quite as much as it bothers my wife, and I have been able to sleep through the night after a cup of regular coffee at supper, although I usually have decaffeinated coffee at my evening meal. A comfortable bed is a good sleep aid, too.


    5 years ago

    Crap.....I've been doing wrong this whole time!!!